Telegraph Refers To Top BBC Job Candidate As "Mother Of Three" A lot of people are unhappy about a headline the newspaper carried yesterday.
The big media news over the weekend is that Rona Fairhead, former CEO of the Financial Times Group,
is the government's preferred candidate to become chairman of the BBC Trust, the BBC's governing body.
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Here she is being made a CBE by the Queen in 2012.
She spent seven years in charge of FT Group,
which makes profits of £55 million a year, steering it through some of the most turbulent times in its history, and has also worked at ICI, Bain Consulting, and Morgan Stanley.
She holds non-executive director roles at The Economist Group and HSBC, and is an independent director at PepsiCo. She has a first-class degree in law from Cambridge and has
30 years in British business on her CV.
This was late-breaking news on Saturday night, and the paper's decision to only cover it as a NIB (news in brief) item doesn't leave much flexibility for sub-editors to write headlines.
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