Rona Alison Fairhead, CBE (née Haig; born 28 August 1961) is Chairman of the BBC Trust. She is the first woman to hold the post. Fairhead was born Rona Haig in Cumbria in 1961 in Jewish family and educated at Yarm Grammar School.
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As chair of the BBC Trust she stated: "I do agree that the BBC should lead on diversity. And I mean all levels of diversity – national and regional coverage, women and ethnic groups. The Trust's role is to set targets and aims. This year, there was a particular objective: to increase the diversity and representation of women at the BBC. [...] There's a creative fund to help focus on some of the ethnic minorities in programming. And a real understanding that there are targets set for a diverse population – black, Asian, minority ethnic – over the next few years."
Rona Fairhead, the chairman of the BBC’s governing body, had been told to resign because of her links with HSBC, the bank linked to claims of tax avoidance at its Swiss operation.
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