April 23, 2014 1:02 PM ET


Company Overview of British Broadcasting Corporation

Company Overview

British Broadcasting Corporation operates as a public service broadcaster worldwide. It broadcasts on radio, TV, and online providing news and information in various languages and world service English language. The company offers national TV services providing entertainment, news, current affairs, and arts; and operates national radio stations that offer music and speech programming to audiences in the United Kingdom. It also operates a portfolio of Websites, such as BBC news, sport, and weather; children’s sites, including CBBC and CBeebies; knowledge and learning; and provides access to radio and TV programmes on-demand through BBC iPlayer. In addition, the company engages in publishing, ...

Broadcasting House

London,  W1A 1AA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1922

21,282 Employees

Key Executives for British Broadcasting Corporation

Director-General and Executive Director
Age: 61
Managing Director of Finance & Operations and Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer of BBC Children in Need
Executive Vice President of News and Sport
Head of Africa and Middle East Region Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

British Broadcasting Corporation Key Developments

Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth to Lead BBC's People Division from August 2014

BBC announced that Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth will lead the Corporation's People Division from August this year. Valerie has over 30 years' operational HR experience, including 10 years as Group HR Director in large, complex organizations of a similar size to the BBC. She is currently working as Group HR and Communications Director for Amey, a £2.3 billion organization with 21,000 employees, and will continue to do so until the end of July. Prior to joining Amey five years ago, Valerie worked as Group HR Director for Xansa and subsequently Steria. As BBC Director of HR, Valerie will report to Anne Bulford, Managing Director of Finance and Operations.

BBC Announces Board Appointments

BBC announced that Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, was announced by Lord Hall as the head of a group of creative leaders at the BBC, which will include Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre. Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre, is simultaneously being appointed to the BBC's executive board, the body responsible for operational management of the corporation. Tony Hall, the BBC Director General, has appointed grandees from the arts establishment to newly created positions in an attempt to safeguard the corporation's reputation for producing high-quality cultural programmes.

BBC Appoints Nicholas Hytner as Non-Executive Director, Effective on April 1, 2014

Nicholas Hytner, Director of the National Theatre, will join the BBC Executive Board as a Non-Executive Director on April 1, 2014. The appointment of Nicholas Hytner follows last year's governance review and the announcement that the role of the Non-Executive Directors, who provide external expertise and challenge, would be strengthened and the number of Non-Executive Directors increased. Nicholas Hytner has been Director of the National Theatre since 2003. Before this, he was the National Theatre's Associate Director between 1990 and 1997 and the Associate Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester between 1985 and 1989. He currently also holds a non-executive role as a Trustee at the Royal Opera House. This appointment has been made by the BBC Executive Board with the approval of the BBC Trust.

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