VLV is very sad to hear that former BBC chairman Sir Christopher Bland has died, aged 78.
Colin Browne, Chairman of VLV, said, 'As BBC Chairman, Sir Christopher was a great friend to viewers and listeners and subsequently became a patron of the VLV. We will miss him hugely.'
Sir Christopher was chairman of the BBC board of governors between 1996 and 2001.
He also held a number of senior roles in business, including chairman of BT, and was head of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).
In a statement, Sir Christopher's family said he had died peacefully at home, having defied cancer for three years.
You can read a BBC News article article here.