Shirley Garrood appointed to BBC Board

I’m delighted that Shirley Garrood will be joining us on the Board. Shirley brings with her a wealth of experience and I’m confident she’ll make a great contribution to the BBC.Sir David Clementi
Date: 14.03.2019     Last updated: 14.03.2019 at 11.10
Category: Corporate
Shirley Garrood will join the BBC Board as a non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee in July.

Shirley, former Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Group plc, will replace Simon Burke when his term ends on 3 July. She joins on a four-year term.

BBC Chairman Sir David Clementi says: “I’m delighted that Shirley Garrood will be joining us on the Board. Shirley brings with her a wealth of experience and I’m confident she’ll make a great contribution to the BBC.

“I’d also like to thank Simon Burke for the excellent work he has done over the past eight years, most recently in his roles as senior independent director and as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.”

Shirley Garrood says: “I have always been a fan of BBC programmes, so I am thrilled to support the Corporation as it aims to offer outstanding value for money in the digital age. I look forward to contributing to the future of the BBC as it informs, educates and entertains in ever changing times.”

Shirley was Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Group plc, a FTSE 250 investment management company, from 2009 – 2013. She is currently senior independent director, deputy chair and chair of the Audit Committee at esure Group plc, and senior independent director and chair of the Risk Committee at Hargreaves Lansdown plc, the FTSE100 financial services business.

As well as working in financial roles, Shirley was previously Chief Operating Officer at Henderson Group plc and at Morley Fund Management (part of Aviva). She also served as a governor of the Peabody Trust housing association.

She graduated with a first in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
The appointment was made by the BBC Board, following a recommendation by the BBC’s Nominations Committee.

The BBC’s Audit and Risk Committee is responsible for reviewing and maintaining oversight of the BBC’s corporate governance, particularly with respect to financial reporting, internal control and risk management.

Simon Burke first joined the previous BBC Executive board as non-executive director in 2011, before being appointed to the new unitary board as senior independent director in 2017.

RM