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New BBC Chair Richard Sharp navigates the broadcaster through challenging times

There is already something of a buzz around Richard Sharp, the new BBC Chair, and about what he and Director-­General Tim Davie might achieve together as they navigate the corporation towards what we all hope is a post-Covid world.

Inevitably, not everyone at the BBC was pleased that another money man was chosen as successor to Sir David Clementi – himself a former deputy governor of the Bank of England. But many across the TV sector were relieved that a more controversial candidate was not appointed.