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BBC chairman Richard Sharpe has announced his resignation over a conflict of interest case

A report released on Friday found violations of rules on public appointments. The principal concerned invokes an “inadvertent” error.

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Richard Sharpe, President of the BBC, in London (United Kingdom), February 27, 2023. (PRU / AFP)

A round of applause for Richard Sharpe. The BBC chairman announced his resignation on Friday 28 April. A conflict of interest surrounding his appointment as chairman of the British Public Audiovisual Committee forced the former banker to give up his seat.

Violations of appointment rules were found in the published report. Richard Sharp was appointed chairman of the BBC in 2021, shortly after then-prime minister Boris Johnson played matchmaker to secure an £800,000 (€906,000) loan. The report indicates that Richard Sharpe has informed Boris Johnson that he wants to take over as BBC chairman as early as 2020. Details later (Article in English).

Report “I have violated the Code of Conduct for Public Appointments”, But this breach “There is no need to invalidate the nomination”, Richard Sharp said in a press release. Calling out a mistake “without worry”He argues that he wants to put first “BBC Interests”Judges that this case can be represented “Distraction” related to “well done” British audiovisual giant. His resignation is effective at the end of June.

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