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
Total remuneration: £187,100
These details were last updated in May 2014 when Barbara Slater's salary and remuneration were last adjusted. This information is correct as of September 2014.
Last updated June 2014
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 department.
Her responsibilities include working with governing bodies to retain a broad portfolio of broadcasting rights, overseeing the planning and coverage of major sporting events and leading the sports journalism operation at BBC Sport’s new base in Salford. In 2012, Barbara was responsible for the BBC’s cross-platform sports coverage of the London Olympic Games - the most watched TV event in UK broadcasting history. Barbara was awarded the ‘Inspirational Woman Prize’ at the Women in Film and Television Awards in recognition of this achievement and has since been appointed as an expert to the International Olympic Committee Radio and Television Commission for 2014.
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 Sport, specialising in outside broadcasts and overseeing the production of a range of sports including tennis and golf. Barbara was awarded the OBE in 2014 for her services to sports broadcasting.
She grew up in Birmingham, and was an international gymnast, competing for Great Britain at the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. Barbara is married with three children.
Expenses and central bookings
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