New Ofcom head announced: thoughts from Soho

The formal announcement of Ofcom’s new chairman, Lord Terry Burns, has inevitably led to speculation about what difference the arrival of this former top level civil servant and QPR fan may mean for the communications regulator. Lord Burns is widely known as “Teflon Terry” for his unflappability and ability to navigate his way through crises. In his latest blog, Consultant Trevor Barnes (who worked closely with Ofcom’s outgoing chair, Dame Patricia Hodgson while Senior Counsel at the Independent Television Commission and at Ofcom) sets out his thoughts: