Monday, 1 September 2014


Spooky Rona Fairhead (Rona Haig), above, is to replace Lord Patten as boss of the BBC (chairwoman of the BBC Trust.)

She obtained a degree from Harvard Business School.

Her early business career was spent at Bain & Company and Morgan Stanley in the 1980s before she moved to British Aerospace and eventually the Financial Times Group.

She is a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings.

Allegedly, she is Jewish.



  1. No shock if the position of Head of BBC is Jewish. I doubt we will see any honest reporting as usual over Israel or Russia. The Zionist bias has made the BBC the humiliated joke it is today. The news should be read by comedians wearing clowns suits

    1. BBC? Goto Chapter 9

      BBC is today as it ever was. No change. No subversion. Its role then is same as now.

  2. Rona looks like Kate Middleton

  3. Minister James Purnell BBC executive and Child abuse images Salary: £295,000

    So in 2003 he was found with child abuse images on his computer, In 2009 he was found to have defruaded the Tax Payer. In 2013 he is rewarded for his criminal activities by being made head of strategy at the state owned BBC. Or maybe the appoitmnet is the price of his silence?

    He first worked at the BBC in the 1990s, as Head of Corporate Planning. He had previously been a research fellow on IPPR's media project, and before that was a strategy consultant in media and telecommunications at Hydra Associates.

    HYDRA LERNAIA was a gigantic, nine-headed water-serpent, which haunted the swamps of Lerna. Herakles was sent to destroy her as one of his twelve labours, but for each of her heads that he decapitated, two more sprang forth. So with the help of Iolaos, he applied burning brands to the severed stumps, cauterizing the wounds and preventing regeneration.

    He left the BBC to be Special Adviser on the Knowledge Economy, including Internet and broadcasting policy, to Tony Blair after he became Prime Minister.

    James Purnell: Gifts and Hospitality Register Q3 2013-14

    Source of

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    Blue Planet

    Exec Public Speaking Course at Glassworks (with Danny Cohen and others).
    Own the Room® is the signature program of Blue Planet Training, a new
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    Bill has started many non profit organizations. They include The League which is a program for teachers ,students and schools nationally involved in making a difference.

    30 Apr 1996 : Column: 464
    Film Industry (Hydra Associates)

    Ms Roseanna Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when and by whom the decision was made to commission Hydra Associates to report on the film industry in Scotland. [27269]

    Lord James Douglas-Hamilton [holding answer 29 April 1996]: Hydra Associates was chosen from a short list of four consultants on 30 October 1995 by a panel consisting of representatives of Scottish Enterprise/Glasgow development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Office.

    Ms Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the remit for the report of Hydra Associates into the film industry in Scotland; and how much it cost. [27270]

    Lord James Douglas-Hamilton [holding answer 29 April 1996]: The Hydra Associates report "Scotland on Screen: the Development of the Film and Television Industry in Scotland", which was published on 18 April, cost £125,000. Its terms of reference are reproduced as appendix O of the report.

    The most intriguing document is listed as: ‘Copy of letter from Thomas

    Hamilton to Dunblane parents regarding boys’ club, and flyer advertising

    Dunblane Boys’ Sports Club. Both sent to Rt Hon Michael Forsyth, MP,

    Secretary of State for Scotland, by George Robertson MP.’ Also closed under

    the 100-year rule is a ‘submission to Lord James Douglas Hamilton, MP,

    Minister of State at the Scottish Office, concerning government evidence to

    the Inquiry’.

  4. Rona Fairhead, who has been confirmed as the government's preferred candidate for the BBC Trust chairmanship. Photograph: George Brooks
    It was at a conference earlier this summer when the former Financial Times chief executive Rona Fairhead was asked for tips on how to climb the greasy pole of business. Her advice? Keep in touch with previous bosses.

    With a formidable CV like hers, spanning more than a decade at the FT owner Pearson and a seat at the government's Cabinet Office board, it is quite possible that Fairhead took advantage of her own advice when positioning herself for the BBC Trust chairmanship.

    Confirmed on Sunday as the government's preferred candidate for the role, her formal appointment will cap a distinguished rise to the top.

    Fairhead, 53, was chairwoman and chief executive of the Financial Times Group between 2006 and 2013. She left the role last year after being overlooked for the top job at Pearson following the departure of Dame Marjorie Scardino.

    In her six years at the FT group, Fairhead oversaw a number of large sell-offs, including the sale of French newspaper group Les Echos in 2007 for €240m (£190m) and the sale in 2010 of Pearson's 61% stake in Interactive Data, a financial market data firm, for $2bn (£1.2bn). In 2011, Pearson sold its 50% stake in FTSE International, a stock market indices and data services provider, for £450m.

    But her final year at the group was dominated by industry rumours that Pearson was looking to sell the FT. The speculation was only put to rest last February by the new Pearson chief executive, John Fallon.

    Towards the end of her time at the FT, Fairhead underwent treatment for breast cancer. Since leaving the group last April – taking home a reported £3.1m in salary, compensation and future share awards – the work has not stopped. Alongside commitments as non-executive director of HSBC, she sits on the board of drinks conglomerate PepsiCo and has a seat at cabinet minister Francis Maude's board of high-flying business leaders who advise on government strategy. A fortnight ago she was also linked with the vacant Barclays chairmanship.

    Before joining Pearson, Fairhead held senior roles at Bombardier, hi-tech weapons company Short Brothers and chemicals firm ICI.

    Born in Cumbia in 1961, Fairhead began her education at Yarm grammar school in Stockton-on-Tees, before studying at St Catherine's College, Cambridge, where she picked up a double-first in law while also acting in a light entertainment group and coxing in a rowing eight.

    Today Fairhead's hobbies include skiing, scuba diving and flying. A member of Bournemouth Flying club, she is almost certainly the first BBC Trust boss with a pilot's licence – useful if she has to make a hasty exit.

    Little is known about her politics but her husband, Tom Fairhead, was a Tory councillor for Earl's Court in west London for 16 years until he chose not to seek re-election in 2010. He is an honorary alderman of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

    The couple, who have three children, live in Notting Hill, a short walk from the BBC's now-closed television centre at White City.