Hodgson picked as Ofcom chair

DAME Patricia Hodgson was yesterday officially confirmed as the next chairman of Ofcom.

Hodgson, who started her career as a producer and journalist, will replace current Ofcom chairman Colette Bowe when she steps down at the end of March 2014 after serving her full term. Hodgson, who project managed the BBC’s switch to digital, joined the Ofcom board in July 2011 and became deputy chairman in January 2012.