The committee will be chaired by Dermot Gleeson and will recommend a shortlist of candidates to the full board. It will work closely with Stephen Dando, director of BBC People and, following the appointment of a new chairman, will oversee the final stages of the appointment process.
The vacancy is being advertised between March 7 and 14 with the executive search firm, The Zygos Partnership, running the process.
The other members of the nominations committee are Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, Merfyn Jones and Deborah Bull.
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