Ofcom appoints Jonathan Oxley as new chief executive
Ofcom has appointed Jonathan Oxley as the new chief executive of the media watchdog on an interim basis .
Jonathan Oxley is currently Group Director for Competition and Board member for Ofcom. He will step up as interim Chief Executive when Sharon White leaves at the end of November.
The process to appoint a permanent chief executive will continue and a final decision is expected after the general election in December.
In the meantime, Oxley, who did not apply to become chief, will take on the full responsibilities of the chief executive and become Ofcom's Accountable Officer.
Lord Burns, Ofcom chairman, said: “Jonathan is extremely well equipped to step up to provide important continuity for Ofcom and the sectors it regulates.”
Oxley said: “I’m delighted the Board has asked me to become interim Chief Executive. I’m looking forward to delivering on our priorities for people and businesses.”