BBC chairman Richard Sharp has resigned after a report found he did not disclose potential perceived conflicts of interest during his appointment.
It looked at whether he was transparent about his role in the facilitation of a loan to Boris Johnson.
Mr Sharp apologised, saying he did not want to be a distraction for the BBC.
The chairman, who was appointed by the prime minister, has been under pressure to quit since claims about his involvement emerged in January.
They prompted an investigation led by barrister Adam…