Monday, June 11, 2012

BBC Director of Vision joins BBC Worldwide Board

BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC, has today announced the appointment of the BBC’s Director of Vision as a Non-executive Director on the BBC Worldwide Board. The appointment of Director of Vision, George Entwistle, is effective from 25 May 2012 and follows the appointment of the Director-General as Chairman of BBC Worldwide earlier this year. He will not be remunerated for his role on the BBC Worldwide Board. 

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Commenting on the appointment, BBC Worldwide Chairman, Mark Thompson, said: “I am pleased to announce that the Director of Vision is to join the BBC Worldwide Board, given the close connectivity and collaboration between BBC Worldwide and BBC Vision.” 

George Entwistle added: “The investment from BBC Worldwide into the BBC’s TV programmes plays a vital role in funding the high quality and much-loved programmes that licence fee payers expect, so I’m pleased to be able to work with BBC Worldwide at a time when that contribution will become increasingly important.”
For more information, please contact:
  • Charlotte Elston - 0208 433 3995
  • Esther Thompson - 0208 433 2506
Notes to Editors
The full make up of the BBC Worldwide Board can be seen here:

(Source : BBC Media Centre)

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