Channel 4 Appoints New Chairman


LONDON: Charles Gurassa, the deputy chairman of easyJet, has been appointed chairman of the U.K.’s Channel 4.

Gurassa replaces Lord Burns, who is set to step down on January 27. He assumes the post ahead of the government’s upcoming review of the broadcaster, which may result in privatization.

David Abraham, Channel 4’s chief executive, said: “Charles clearly brings a wealth of experience to the role from both the business world and his work in the charity and not-for-profit sectors. Having met and spoken at some length with Charles, I am confident that he will be an excellent champion of the values and purpose that sit at the heart of Channel 4.”