Media Trust

The governance set-up at the communications charity

Who is your chair?

Andy Duncan, former chief executive of Channel 4, has been our chair since 2006. Our deputy chair is Jon Snow, the Channel 4 and ITN presenter.

Do you have any other noteworthy trustees?

Our 10 trustees include Mark Thompson, director-general of the BBC, Martina Milburn, chief executive of the Prince's Trust, and Sophie Turner Laing, managing director of entertainment and news at Sky. All our trustees are volunteers.

When does the board meet?

Formal meetings are held once a quarter, and our audit committee and other groups on strategy, stakeholder engagement and external partnerships also meet throughout the year.

Is there anything unusual about your governance?

The Media Trust also runs the Community Channel, the UK's only digital television station devoted to the voluntary sector, and all our trustees are also non-executive directors.

When was your last governance review?

Two years ago. As a result, we broadened the expertise on our board by appointing another charity leader, Martina Milburn.

What is the biggest issue the board is currently facing?

Getting to grips with government policies, devising fundraising strategies, and enabling charities and communities to harness the benefits of digital media.

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