Sir Christopher Bland

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Sir Christopher Bland "joined BT as Chairman in May 2001. He was Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors from 1996-2001. He has extensive media experience, both in the industry and as a regulator. He was Deputy Chairman of the Independent Broadcasting Authority from 1972 to 1979 and Chairman of its Complaints Review Board during the same period. In 1982 he became a non-executive director of LWT (Holdings) plc and Chairman in 1983, a post which he held until 1994. Additionally, Sir Christopher was Chairman of printers and publishers Sir Joseph Causton and Sons from 1977 to 1985; he was Chairman of the Century Hutchinson Group; a director of National Provident Institution; and a director of Storehouse plc. He has served as Chairman of NFC plc and was also Chairman of Life Sciences International plc. Sir Christopher has a keen interest in health issues and was Chairman of the Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte’s Hospitals Special Health Authority from 1982 to 1994 and of Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust from 1994 to 1997. He was knighted for his work in the NHS in 1993. He was educated at Sedbergh School, Yorkshire and The Queen’s College, Oxford where he gained a degree in modern history." [1]

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  1. Sir Christopher Bland, Warburg Pincus, accessed May 13, 2010.