HMRC chairman named senior ITV independent director

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FT.com / Media - Clasper named senior ITV independent director.

Mike Clasper is chairman of HM Revenue & Customs.

Now he is to be senior independent director of ITV.

Dos this make sense?

Is it really possible to combine these roles?

Personally I doubt it.

Even though I have worked in more than one role at a time since I was 26 I have real problems with someone who should, I think, be a senior civil servant working for a major private sector broadcaster. Instinctively that creates conflicts of interest about which I have concern.