Christopher Bland

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Sir Francis Christopher Buchan Bland (29 May 1938 – 28 January 2017) was a British businessman and politician. He was born in Yokohama, Japan.

He was deputy chairman of the Independent Television Authority (1972), which was renamed the Independent Broadcasting Authority in the same year, and chairman of London Weekend Television (1984) and of the Board of Governors of the BBC (1996 to 2001), when he took up a position as chairman of British Telecommunications plc. He left his position with BT in September 2007.

Before leaving BT, he became chairman of the Royal Shakespeare Company, in 2004.[1]

Bland died on 28 January 2017 in Clanville, Hampshire from complications of prostate cancer, aged 78.[2]

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  1. Who's Who – Sir Christopher Bland Archived 31 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine, Royal Shakespeare Company. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. "Former BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland dies". BBC. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.