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Will Harding is joining Ofcom’s Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Will has almost 30 years’ experience in the media industry. He started his career as a management consultant with KPMG, before spending five years at BBC Worldwide (now BBC Studios) where he worked across the BBC’s commercial and international operations.

He later helped to launch ask.com in the UK before moving to Sky, where he became Commercial and Operations Director of its new media business. He joined GCap Media plc in 2006 as Group Strategy Director.

Following Global Media & Entertainment Ltd’s acquisition of GCap Media in 2008, he was appointed Global’s Chief Strategy Officer and joined the main Global board. During his time at Global, Will was responsible for establishing the Global Academy, a state school for young people from all backgrounds wanting to start a career in the creative industries. Will stood down from the Global Media and Entertainment Ltd board in December 2020.

Since 2021 he has been a Non-Executive Director of Primedia, the leading Africa-focused media and advertising group, and a Trustee of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust.

“I am delighted to be joining the Ofcom Board. There has never been a more important time to ensure that our media sector remains vibrant and competitive, delivering UK content that viewers and listeners can trust.”

Will Harding

We are really pleased to add Will’s extensive experience, across a range of global media organisations and platforms, to Ofcom’s Board. Will has been a pioneer in the media sector for many years, and also brings a commitment to developing skills and widening access to the industry. We look forward to working with him.

Lord Grade, Ofcom Chair

About the Ofcom Board

Ofcom’s Board provides strategic direction to Ofcom and its executive, which runs the organisation and answer to the Board.

The Board has a non-executive Chair, executive members (including the Chief Executive), and non-executive members.

The Ofcom Board meets at least once a month (except August). Agendas, summary notes and minutes are published regularly on our website.


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