Magnus Brooke is director of policy and regulatory affairs at ITV plc with overall responsibility for ITV’s policy and regulatory strategy and its interaction with UK and European regulators, government and the European institutions. Magnus is a director of a number of ITV group and joint venture businesses as well as a non-executive director of Digital UK, Freesat and the Broadcast Advertising Board of Finance (which raises the funds for the self regulation of broadcast advertising by the ASA). Prior to joining ITV in July 2006 he was head of the BBC director general’s office for three years, first for Greg Dyke and subsequently for Mark Thompson. Before that, Magnus worked for three years as a regulatory and competition lawyer in the policy and legal division of the BBC. Magnus began his career as a solicitor specialising in regulatory and competition law at city solicitors Ashursts where he also trained. Magnus read Social and Political Sciences and History at St Catharine’s College Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor at the College of Law in London.