Richard Sharp has resigned as BBC chairman after he conceded an official report found that he breached the rules for public appointments.
Mr Sharp, who said he was quitting to “prioritise the interests” of the broadcaster, will stay on until June 27, when an acting chairman will be appointed in line with the Charter.
This chairman will be selected from the BBC’s current board of non-executive directors. It will then be up to Rishi Sunak to appoint a permanent successor to Mr Sharp, with the Prime Minister acting on the advice of Lucy Frazer, the Culture Secretary.
The Telegraph takes a look at the runners and riders to replace Mr Sharp as the Corporation’s acting chairman.