A colleague made a Freedom of Information request to the BBC asking in what capacity was HSBC Director, and Chair of BBC Trust Rona Fairhead, attending the Bilderberg Conference this year. She is listed in the official attendee list like this:The BBC replied today that Fairhead was attending in a personal capacity and that she claimed no expenses:
Since it is highly unlikely that Fairhead paid for herself to attend, did HSBC pay her expenses to attend as “Chairman, BBC Trust”? What was she doing there, if not representing BBC or HSBC and how on earth does the BBC know that she did not discuss BBC business?
This is from the BBC’s own online News Magazine
Here is a clip of Andrew Neil on the BBC Daily Politics show stating that BBC Trust Chairman Rona Fairhead was attending the conference: