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Jeremy Peat

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New National Governor for Scotland appointed


Category: BBC; Scotland

Date: 17.12.2004
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Downing Street today announced that Jeremy Peat has been appointed to the BBC's Board of Governors as National Governor for Scotland.

 

Jeremy Peat, who will take up his new post on 1 January 2005, replaces Sir Robert Smith, who retires from the Board on 31 December after six years' service.

 

Michael Grade, BBC Chairman, announced today that Jeremy Peat will also replace Sir Robert Smith as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

 

Commenting on the appointment, Michael Grade said: "Jeremy Peat will be an excellent representative of Scotland's licence fee payers.

 

"His professional experience as one of Britain's leading economists will ensure his contribution to the Board will benefit licence fee payers throughout the UK.

 

"Indeed, his financial expertise and business experience at home and abroad will be a significant asset in his role as Chairman of the Audit Committee."

 

Jeremy Peat said: "I am delighted to be joining the BBC's Board of Governors as National Governor for Scotland.

 

"It is a great honour to represent Scotland's licence fee payers and I look forward to working with the Broadcasting Council members to ensure the BBC's services in Scotland deliver the greatest public value and that Scotland is represented back to the wider UK.

 

"As the BBC's long term future is debated, I look forward to working with my fellow Governors to ensure the Corporation is strongly positioned to continue to deliver the quality broadcasting that the British public expect and deserve across the whole UK."


Ken MacQuarrie, Controller, BBC Scotland, said: "
I am delighted that Jeremy Peat has been appointed as BBC National Governor for Scotland.

 

"I know that, in such challenging and exciting times for the creative media industries in Scotland, his wide-ranging experience and commitment to accountability will ensure a strong voice for all viewers and listeners."

 

Notes to Editors

 

Jeremy Peat is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and has been Group Chief Economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland since 1993, where he is responsible for economic advice to the Group Executive and to all businesses across the Group, in the UK, USA and across Europe.

 

Prior to this, he worked as an Economic Adviser in a number of Government Departments including the Scottish Office (1985-1993) and HM Treasury (1984-1985).

 

He is a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh University School of Management, an Honorary Professor at Heriot Watt University, a Member of the CBI Economic Affairs Committee and a Member of Council of the Scottish Economic Society.

 

Jeremy Peat was born in 1945. He is married with two daughters.



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