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Anthony Salz is BBC vice-chairman

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MUMBAI: Anthony Salz has been appointed as BBC's vice-chairman and Richard Tait as a BBC governor.       

Meanwhile, Dermot Gleeson has been re-appointed for a second four-year term of office as a governor. 

Sir Robert Smith, national governor for Scotland will step down from the BBC Board of governors at the end of the year.

Salz and Tait will take up their posts on 1 August each for a four-year term. BBC chairman Michael Grade said, "Anthony Salz is among the most respected lawyers in British corporate life and will bring a wealth of experience to the BBC Board table. He is well qualified for the role of vice-chairman.

"Richard Tait's experience of broadcast journalism, on the front line and in management, is second to none.His wise counsel will be particularly valuable as the BBC implements the recommendations of the Neil Report and the complaints handling review."

Salz is currently the co-senior partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He has been a solicitor since 1974 and joined Freshfields in 1975. His work has included projects in the broadcasting sector such as the merger of BSB with Sky. Tait was the editor-in-chief of ITN from 1995 to 2002, and editor of ITN's Channel Four News from 1987 to 1995. Before joining ITN he had been editor of The Money Programme, Newsnight and the 1987 General Election Results Programme for BBC Television.

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