The Executive Board manages the BBC. It is responsible for operational management and for the delivery of BBC services according to the plans that have been agreed with the BBC Trust.
The Board delegates some of its responsibilities to four subcommittees: Audit, Fair Trading, Nominations and Remuneration.
It is also supported by a number of management groups, including the BBC Management Board, the Finance and Business committee, and boards at the Group level, such as Television and Radio. The boards of BBC Commercial Holdings and BBC Worldwide support the Executive Board on commercial matters.
The BBC Trust assesses the performance of the Executive Board in the Annual Report, which is published in July each year. The Report also includes the Board's own review of the year.
The Board is made up of executive directors from within the BBC and 4 non-executive directors from outside. It is chaired by the Director-General.