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BBC Board

   The Board ensures that the BBC delivers its mission and public purposes

   The Board is responsible for ensuring we deliver our mission and public purposes. It does this by setting:
     * the strategic direction for the BBC
     * the creative remit for the BBC’s editorial and creative output and services
     * the BBC’s budget and ensuring value for money
     * a framework for assessing performance of the BBC’s UK public services and BBC World Service
     * a framework for the ways in which the BBC must handle complaints
     * a policy on the distribution of the UK Public Services
     * a strategy and governance arrangements for the BBC’s commercial activities
     * a policy on material changes to the BBC’s public service activities and commercial activities.

   The Board must uphold and protect the independence of the BBC and make its decisions in the public interest. It is accountable for all of our activities including the publicly funded services, and our commercial activities in the UK and around the world.

   The Board demonstrates we are meeting our obligations through the publication of two key governance documents: The Annual Plan and the Annual report and accounts.

   The Board has delegated some of its functions to a number of committees.

Members

   The Board is led by a non-executive Chairman, Richard Sharp, and consists of ten non-executive members, including the Chairman, and four executive members including the BBC’s Director-General and Editor-in-Chief, Tim Davie, who chairs the Executive Committee.

   Four of the non-executive members are specifically appointed as members for each of the nations of the UK. The member for Northern Ireland is still to be appointed, pending a new Northern Ireland Executive.

   The Chairman and the non-executive members for the nations are appointed by HM The Queen on the recommendation of Ministers while the other members of the Board are appointed by the BBC through the Board’s Nominations Committee.
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Richard Sharp
       
       Chairman
       Board
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Tim Davie
       
       Director-General
       Board
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Elan Closs Stephens
       
       Member for Wales
       Board
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Shirley Garrood
       
       Non-executive Director
       Board
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Tanni Grey-Thompson
       
       Non-executive Director
       Board
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Ian Hargreaves
       
       Non-executive Director
       Board
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Tom Ilube
       
       Non-executive Director
       Board
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Charlotte Moore
       
       Chief Content Officer
       Board
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Steve Morrison
       
       Member for Scotland
       Board
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Nicholas Serota
       
       Senior Independent Director
       Board
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Francesca Unsworth
       
       Director, News and Current Affairs
       Member

Board policies

     * Board standing orders
     * Board code of practice
     * Delegation of authority and matters reserved for the board
     * Information sharing protocol
     * Legal proceedings and signing authority

Board minutes

2020/21

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     * 17 September 2020
     * 16 July 2020
     * 8 July 2020
     * 18 June 2020
     * 5 June 2020
     * 21 May 2020
     * 30 April 2020
     * 15 April 2020

2019/20

   (BUTTON) Open 2019/20
     * 19 March 2020
     * 5 March 2020
     * February 2020
     * January 2020
     * December 2019
     * November 2019
     * October 2019
     * September 2019
     * July 2019
     * 20 June 2019
     * 10 June 2019
     * 3 June 2019
     * May 2019
     * April 2019

2018/19

   (BUTTON) Open 2018/19
     * March 2019
     * February 2019
     * January 2019
     * December 2018
     * November 2018
     * October 2018
     * September 2018
     * July 2018
     * June 2018
     * May 2018
     * April 2018

2017/18

   (BUTTON) Open 2017/18
     * March 2018
     * February 2018
     * January 2018
     * December 2017
     * November 2017
     * October 2017
     * September 2017
     * July 2017
     * June 2017
     * May 2017
     * April 2017

Archived BBC Trust minutes

   2007-17
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     * 2017 (Feb-Mar)
     * 2016
     * 2015
     * 2014
     * 2013
     * 2012
     * 2011
     * 2010
     * 2009
     * 2008
     * 2007

Archived Executive Board minutes

   2007-17
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     * 2017 (Jan-Feb)
     * 2016
     * 2015
     * 2014
     * 2013
     * 2012
     * 2011
     * 2010
     * 2009
     * 2008
     * 2007

   Minutes

   The Board usually meets monthly and the minutes from these meetings will be published on this section two months after they have been approved by the Board, which usually happens at the next Board meeting.

Board committees

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Audit and risk committee
       
       Responsible for reviewing and maintaining oversight of the BBC’s internal control and risk management processes including those key risks facing the corporation
       Committee
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Editorial guidelines and standards committee
       
       Responsible for developing, and ensuring compliance with, the BBC’s editorial guidelines
       Committee
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England committee
       
       Advises on the BBC’s performance and services in England and whether it meets the needs of audiences
       Committee
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Fair trading committee
       
       Responsible for assisting the Board in complying with Ofcom’s trading and separation regulatory requirements
       Committee
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Nominations committee
       
       Responsible for making appointments to the Board and its committees.
       Committee
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Northern Ireland committee
       
       Advises on the BBC’s performance and services in Northern Ireland and whether it meets the needs of audiences
       Committee
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Remuneration committee
       
       Responsible for reward and remuneration strategy across the BBC, including public services divisions and the commercial subsidiaries across the BBC.
       Committee
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Scotland committee
       
       Advises on the BBC’s performance and services in Scotland and whether it meets the needs of audiences
       Committee
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Wales committee
       
       Advises on the BBC’s performance and services in Wales and whether it meets the needs of audiences
       Committee

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