Sir Anthony Michael Vaughan Salz (born 30 June 1950) is a British solicitor. He sat on the Board of Governors of the BBC and was Acting Chairman in 2006. Salz assumed the position on 1 August 2004 after the resignation of the former Vice Chairman, Lord Ryder. Following the resignation of Michael Grade as BBC Chairman on 28 November 2006, Salz became Acting Chairman, and continued in this position until the BBC Trust succeeded the Governors on 1 January 2007.
Salz's career had given him experience in the broadcasting industry, as he had worked on the merger of Rupert Murdoch's Sky Television with the ailing British Satellite Broadcasting to form BSkyB. Until 2006 he was co-senior partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Salz has spent most of his career at Freshfields and its successor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He spent a year at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York in the late 1970s. From 1980-2006, Salz made partner. From 1990-1994, Salz was the head of corporate finance.
In 1996, he became senior partner of Freshfields. He was Co-Senior Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 2000 until 2006.
In 2006, Salz joined Rothschild as an Executive Vice Chairman.
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|Vice Chairman of the BBC
1 August 2004 – 31 December 2006
as Vice Chair of the BBC Trust
|Chairman of the BBC
28 November - 31 December 2006
as Acting Chair of the BBC Trust