The Broadcasting Standards Commission has hired Andrew Ketteringham
as its new communications director.
The BSC - formed in April this year from a merger between the
Broadcasting Complaints Commission and the Broadcasting Standards
Council - is the statutory body that regulates standards and fairness in
Its remit covers TV and radio on terrestial, satellite, cable and
’We represent the consumer’s voice in broadcasting and have to make sure
consumers know who we are and that they can complain to us if standards
have fallen,’ said Ketteringham.
He will be putting together a consumer communications strategy which
will monitor the views of consumers and ensure that these views are
communicated to broadcasters.
Lobbying and public affairs will also play a major part in
Ketteringham’s brief, and he will be contacting new MPs and those with
interests in broadcasting.
Ketteringham was formerly head of public affairs at the TSB group which
he left after the merger between TSB and Lloyds. He most recently worked
as an independent consultant.