New Delhi: Former Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp who spent 23 years working for the banking giant is set to be named the BBC’s next chairman, said a BBC report. The former banker was reportedly Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s boss there. Also Read - Vikas Khanna's Classy Reply to BBC Anchor Makes Twitter Call Out 'Colonial Hungover' of White Man | WATCH

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 - Ramayan: BBC Wanted Arun Govil Dressed And Paraded as Shri Ram in Their Studios, Reveals Prem Sagar

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 - Vinesh Phogat, PV Sindhu, Mary Kom Among Nominees For BBC Sportswoman of The Year Award

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.

Sharp’s father held senior positions at Monsanto and Cable & Wireless, which meant that young Richard spent most part of his childhood in America. He  ended up as Chair of Goldman’s Principal Investment in Europe where he guided partners with their investments, rather than on the trading side, added the report.