Sir Roger Carr, Vice Chairman
I consider it to be a great privilege to serve as Vice Chair of the BBC Trust – both as an enthusiastic consumer of the BBC’s output and a strong supporter of its ambassadorial role to inform, educate and entertain across the globe.
About Sir Roger Carr
Sir Roger Carr has extensive boardroom experience in industry and banking and has been described as one of the most sought-after non-executive directors and chairmen in the City.
He grew up in Nottingham and began his career as a computer programmer with Honeywell, working his way up to senior management level in the 1970s. In the 1980s he joined engineering firm Williams plc and helped to build the business into a FTSE 100 conglomerate, becoming CEO in 1994 and serving until 2000.
His boardroom experience from the 1990s onwards then took in sectors as diverse as utilities, hospitality, confectionery and security, as Chairman of Thames Water, Cadbury, Chubb, and restaurant business Mitchells & Butlers.
He became Chairman of energy giant Centrica in 2004 and Deputy Chairman of the Bank of England in 2007, as well as President of the CBI in 2011, serving in these roles until 2013-14. He joined BAE Systems as Chairman in 2013.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Founder Chairman of the 30% Club, which aims to increase the proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards to 30%.
Sir Roger is married with one daughter. He was knighted for services to business in 2011.
Sir Roger says:
"I consider it to be a great privilege to serve as Vice Chair of the BBC Trust – both as an enthusiastic consumer of the BBC’s output and a strong supporter of its ambassadorial role to inform, educate and entertain across the globe.
"It is clear that the forthcoming Charter Review process will require the Trust to exercise careful judgement in balancing the delivery of high quality and distinctive programming over multiple platforms with the need to safeguard licence payers’ value for money.
"I look forward to contributing to this important process."
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