Tony Hall is Director-General. He assumed the role of Director-General on 2 April 2013.
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.
The Director-General is chief executive and editor-in-chief of the BBC and is appointed by the BBC Trust. The other Board members are appointed by the Nominations Committee and Executive Board, with non-executive appointments requiring approval by the BBC Trust.
The Executive Board meets once a month, and a summary of the minutes is published online once they have been approved at the following meeting.
Changes to the BBC Executive Board were announced on Thursday 14 February 2013. The changes took effect on Tuesday 2 April 2013. Further information can be found on the BBC Media Centre website.
On Tuesday 16 April 2013 it was announced that James Harding had been appointed to the role of Director of News and Current Affairs. He will take up his post in August 2013, until which Francesca Unsworth will continue as Acting Director of News.
It was announced on Tuesday 23 April 2013 that Danny Cohen had been appointed Director of Television. He takes up his role on 7 May 2013.