11. We note that Dr Bowe has a number of other
non-executive roles, including the Chairmanship of the Audit Committee
of Morgan Stanley Bank International. We were concerned about
the amount of time Dr Bowe would have to carry out her Ofcom responsibilities,
given the impressive range of other posts she holds. Dr Bowe assured
us that she was "well able to give 60% of my time to Ofcom;
and Ofcom will be my primary role".
We welcome this commitment, and intend to hold her to it. We believe
the Secretaries of State should reassure themselves that the priority
of Dr Bowe's Ofcom role is understood by all concerned.
12. Having questioned Dr Colette
Bowe we consider her a suitable candidate for the post, and look
forward to working with her in the future.