BBC Board Appoints Chris Jones to Lead the Audit and Risk Committee
Chris Jones has been appointed by the BBC Board to serve as a non-executive director and as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. He will hold a four-year term on the BBC Board. He will be in charge of assessing, upholding and monitoring the BBC’s financial reporting, internal control, and risk management procedures in his capacity as Chair of the ARC.
The 14-member BBC Board is mostly made up of non-executive directors. On the advice of Ministers, the King-in-Council appoints the Chairman and four non-executive members, one of whom represents each of the UK’s four nations. Five more non-executive members are appointed by the BBC Board through its Nominations Committee. The BBC Director-General, who serves as the Corporation’s CEO and chief editor, is one of the Board’s four executive directors.
Chris Jones was a Senior Audit Partner at PwC with a focus on the audit of financial services organisations, including banks. He was a member of PwC’s global financial services leadership and oversaw the EMEA Financial Services practice. Since leaving his executive career in 2014, Chris has developed a portfolio of non-executive responsibilities focused on organisations that, in his opinion, make significant contributions to society.
Chris currently serves as the chair of the audit committee and as an independent non-executive director for Legal & General Investment Management and Santander UK. He is a member of the risk committees for both companies. He also serves on the Board of the Audit Committee Chair’s Independent Forum. Chris served as the organization’s president in the past and served as its advisory board head from 2010 to 2018.