Sir David Clementi, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (Photo: theguardian.com)

In a statement, Karen Bradley, the Secretary of Culture, said Sir David would “provide the strong leadership necessary for the BBC to remain the world’s best broadcaster.”

Clementi said: "The BBC is a world class broadcaster and one of the UK’s most beloved and cherished institutions. It would be a great honour to join the BBC at an important time in the organisation’s history."

The new position has been created as a result of the BBC’s new unitary board being created to replace the BBC Trust from April 1st, 2016.

Clementi played an important role in the last two years, reviewing BBC's policies and making recommendations about possible changes./.

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