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The Chairman of the BBC is the head of the BBC Board, responsible for maintaining the independence of the BBC and overseeing the functioning of the BBC to fulfil its mission.[1][2] The Chairman is formally appointed by the Monarch, with the advice of the Secretary of State for a four-year term.[3] Sir David Clemeti has served as chairman since 3 April 2017, upon the creation of the Board and dissolution of the BBC Trust.

Chairman of the BBC
Sir David Clementi

since 3 April 2017
Member ofBBC Board
Term lengthFour years, renewable once
Constituting instrumentRoyal Charter
First holderThe Lord Gainford


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Board of GovernorsEdit

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  1. ^ "The Chairmanship of the BBC" (PDF). Parliament of the United Kingdom. 6 August 2007. p. 6. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Sir David Clementi". BBC. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Royal Charter for the Continuance of the British Broadcasting Corporation" (PDF). BBC. December 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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