Lord (Terry) Burns has been appointed as the next Chairman of Channel 4.
According to a statement released by Ofcom, Burns will join Channel 4's Board immediately as Chairman-Designate. He succeeds Luke Johnson who retires on 27 January 2010 following two three-year terms.
Burns is Chairman of Abbey National plc, Glas Cymru Ltd (Welsh Water) and the Royal Academy of Music and a Non-Executive Director of Banco Santander S.A. and the Pearson Group plc and President of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
He is a former Chief Economic Advisor and Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury, Chairman of Marks and Spencer plc and an Independent Adviser to the Secretary of State on the BBC Charter Review.
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