Will Harding joins Ofcom’s Board as a Non-Executive Director

Will Harding, who has almost 30 years’ experience in the media industry, is joining Ofcom’s Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Will started his career as a management consultant with KPMG, then spent five years at BBC Worldwide (now BBC Studios) working across the BBC’s commercial and international operations.

He helped launch ask.com in the UK before moving to Sky, where he became Commercial and Operations Director of its new media business. He joined GCap Media plc in 2006 as Group Strategy Director.

Following Global’s buyout of the company, in 2008, he was appointed Global’s Chief Strategy Officer and joined the main Global board, which he stepped down from in December 2020.

Since 2021 he’s been a Non-Executive Director of Primedia, an Africa-focused media and advertising group, and a Trustee of the Baker Dearing Educational Trust.

Will Harding

Will says: “I am delighted to be joining the Ofcom Board. There has never been a more important time to ensure that our media sector remains vibrant and competitive, delivering UK content that viewers and listeners can trust.”

Lord Grade, Ofcom Chair added: “We are really pleased to add Will’s extensive experience, across a range of global media organisations and platforms, to Ofcom’s Board. Will has been a pioneer in the media sector for many years, and also brings a commitment to developing skills and widening access to the industry. We look forward to working with him.”