Meyer to step down as PCC chair

THE chief executive of The Scotsman’s publishers was uppermost among those praising Sir Christopher Meyer who – it was announced yesterday – is stepping down as the chair of the Press Complaints Commission.

Tim Bowdler was speaking in his capacity as chair of the the Press Standards Board of Finance (PressBoF).

Meyer will stand down at the end of March next year, on completion of his second, three-year term.

Said Bowdler: ‘Since his appointment, Christopher has made an immense contribution to self-regulation.

“Early on, he brought forward his ‘permanent evolution’ proposals, which included the appointment of the Charter Commissioner and the introduction of the Charter Compliance Panel to strengthen the service of the independent PCC to readers.”