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About Mark Oliver

Mark Oliver was the BBC’s first head of strategy from 1989 to 1995 and youngest ever member of senior management. He has advised the BBC, Government and/or regulators on the last three Charter Reviews and the last seven licence fee settlements. 

He is Founder, currently Chairman, of one of Europe’s leading independent advisers to the media, entertainment and sports sectors. With others he is establishing a new not-for-profit web venture aimed at fighting the “bias against understanding” in the internet age. He is also writing a book about Silicon Valley versus Hollywood.

Articles by Mark Oliver

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Time for the BBC to be brave, bold and courageous – developing a manifesto for change

“My aim is to take the debate about the BBC beyond the need for platform prominence and to address how it can add value to British life and British interests overseas in the twenty-first century.”

Changing the Channel

Mark Oliver's January report commissioned by Policy Exchange
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