Roles and responsibilities

  • Barbara leads more than 450 staff with responsibility for approximately 20,000 hours of global sports coverage across radio, TV and online each year, reaching 40% of the UK each week.
  • This includes live sporting events, highlights, sports news and magazine programmes.
  • Barbara is a member of the BBC's Journalism Board and the BBC North Leadership Team.

Salary and total remuneration

Salary: £179,900
Total remuneration: £187,700

These details were last updated in February 2013 when Barbara Slater's salary and remuneration were last adjusted.


Last updated June 2009

Barbara Slater took up her role as Director of Sport in April 2009.

She had previously been Head of Production and Head of General Sports for the division.

Her responsibilities include working with governing bodies to retain a broad portfolio of broadcasting rights, maintaining BBC Sport's early lead on multi-platform offerings, leading the division through the move from London to join BBC North in Salford in 2011, and overseeing sports coverage of the biggest planned event ever held in the UK: the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

Barbara joined the BBC in 1983 as a trainee assistant producer in the Natural History Unit in Bristol, but has spent most of her career as a producer in BBC Television Sport, specialising in outside broadcasts and overseeing the production of a range of sports including tennis and golf.

She grew up in Birmingham, and was an international gymnast, competing for Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976.

She is married with three children and lives in west London.

Expenses and central bookings

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Declaration of personal interests

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This information is published annually, although if any amendments are made during the year an updated summary will be published if necessary as soon as it is available.


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