As per the BBC report by the corporation’s media editor Amol Rajan, Sharp has recently been acting as an unpaid economic adviser to Sunak during the coronavirus pandemic. His new role will see him lead negotiations with the government over the future of the licence fee, the report added. Also Read - Michael Vaughan Disappointed as BBC Removes Former England Captain From The Ashes Coverage
Sharp reportedly has a close relationship with Sir David Clementi, the outgoing Chairman and his appointment as the next chairman was first reported by Mark Kleinman of Sky News. Also Read - Facebook Bans Picture of an England Cricket Team Huddle For Being 'Overtly Sexual'
Earlier, there were speculations that Charles Moore – a former editor of The Daily Telegraph and a renowned critic of the BBC would get the job, but due to certain family reasons he decided against taking the job.