Peter has overall editorial and managerial responsibility for BBC Northern Ireland, the main public service broadcaster for Northern Ireland.
The team of 650 staff produce over 8,500 hours of local radio and television content each year and a range of online content.
Last updated September 2011
Peter Johnston was appointed Controller (now Director) of BBC Northern Ireland in October, 2006.
He took up the appointment a month later, following the retirement of Anna Carragher who had held the post for six years.
Before that, he had been Head of Broadcasting for BBC Northern Ireland for three years.
His responsibilities in this post involved overall commissioning and scheduling of programmes and content for Northern Ireland audiences on BBC Television, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle and BBC Online.
As Head of Broadcast, Peter increased the range of local TV programmes produced for BBC One NI and BBC Two NI including doubling the number of single documentaries, increasing the range of music and comedy output and introducing a number of new presenters and formats.
Programmes commissioned during this time won nine Royal Television Society awards including both Nations and Regions categories at the awards for three years in a row.
Peter also led a series of schedule changes to Radio Ulster which won seven Sony Awards during this period.
Peter Johnston was born in 1966 and educated at Ballymena Academy and Imperial College London where he completed a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering and Management.
After leaving university in 1988 he took up a post in the marketing division of Shell International in London.
In 1991 he returned to Northern Ireland and joined Coopers and Lybrand as a management consultant.
He first developed his interests in the world of broadcasting and media management when he provided consultancy support for several of the local ITV franchise bids and an application for a Channel 5 television licence.
He left Coopers and Lybrand in 1994 and joined BBC Northern Ireland working first in audience research before becoming Head of Marketing and Development three years later.
Salary and total remuneration
Total remuneration: £152,800
These details were last updated in September 2011 when Peter Johnston's salary and remuneration were last adjusted. This information is correct as of April 2015.
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Peter Johnston had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2009-10
Peter Johnston had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2009-10
Peter Johnston had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2009-10
Peter Johnston had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2009-10
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