Sir George Allan Powell GBE (1 February 1876 – 24 January 1948) was Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors between 1939-46.

Educated at Bancroft's School and at King's College London, and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1907. Elected to the council of the royal borough of Kensington in 1932, he was twice mayor, in 1937–8 and 1938–9. He was a member of the Import Duties Advisory Committee between 1932 and 1939.[citation needed]

Powell was knighted GBE in the New Year Honours of 1943.[1]


  1. ^ "No. 36309". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1943. p. 19.
Preceded by
Ronald Collet Norman
Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors
Succeeded by
Philip Inman