Re: Nice man
"But why is he even still employed by them?"
He isn't. That's what 'non-executive' means (though he can still claim expenses). He's still a director because News International own 41% of BSkyB and so are entitled to nominate directors.
I feel this level of ownership still gives NI sufficient influence over BSkyB for Ofcom to continue investigating whether BSkyB is a fit and proper company to hold broadcasting licences.