To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what due diligence was undertaken on candidates during the appointment process for the BBC Chair.
10 February 2021
In line with the Governance Code on Public Appointments, due diligence checks were conducted on all candidates shortlisted for the BBC Chair role.
As part of these checks, we considered anything in the public domain related to the applicant’s conduct or professional capacity. This included us undertaking searches of previous public statements and social media, blogs or any other publicly available information, as well as checks on relevant registers including the Disqualified Director and Insolvency Registers.