Record applications for BBC chairman vacancy

BBC seems to have lost none of its standing in the business community, with
four times the number of people applying to become BBC chairman as when the job
was last advertised.

far 79 people have applied for the post previously filled by Gavyn Davies,
compared to only 19 in 2001 when Sir Christopher Bland resigned.

Davies quit in the wake of the Hutton Report into the death of Dr David Kelly,
which criticised management processes at the corporation.

specialists have warned that the £81,320 pay packet for the four-day-a-week
job, will discourage highly paid senior business executives from applying.

By Michael Millar

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