Significant changes to the structure of the BBC’s Executive Board have been announced this morning by Mark Thompson, BBC Director-General. This follows the announcement on Tuesday 12 October that the post of Deputy Director-General is to close and Mark Byford, a former head of the World Service, is to leave the BBC next year after 32 years distinguished service.
The purpose of the restructuring is to further streamline management and management boards at the BBC and to make further progress towards the BBC’s target of reducing its senior manager pay bill by 25 per cent by the end of next year.
The Director-General announced this morning that the post of Director, BBC Marketing, Communications and Audiences (MC&A) is also to close, and Sharon Baylay is to leave the BBC.
Peter Salmon, Director of BBC North, and Lucy Adams, Director of BBC People, will continue in their roles but will step down from the Executive Board and join the new BBC Operating Committee.
The BBC’s MC&A and People divisions will cease to be stand-alone divisions and will both join an expanded Operations group led by Chief Operating Officer, Caroline Thomson. This will enable the BBC to realise further efficiency savings in support and management costs.
It was also announced on Tuesday that Helen Boaden, Director of BBC News, is to join the restructured Executive Board to represent BBC journalism at the UK and international level and for the English regions, following the closure of the post of Deputy Director-General.
Writing to staff, Mark Thompson, BBC Director-General said: “My objective is simplification – simplifying reporting lines, simplifying structures and reducing the number of senior managers. No one should doubt our continuing belief in the importance of the work done by these divisions and the crucial role they have to play in the future of the BBC.”
The reduction in the number of Executive Directors on the Executive Board was approved by the BBC Trust.
The Executive Directors of the BBC sitting on the Executive Board from April will be:
Director-General (Mark Thompson) (Chair)
Chief Operating Officer (Caroline Thomson)
Director, BBC Vision (Jana Bennett)
Director, BBC Audio & Music (Tim Davie)
Director, BBC Future Media & Technology (Erik Huggers)
Director, BBC News (Helen Boaden)
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