BBC Board and Executive

The BBC Board and Management are responsible for the governance and operational management of the BBC.

The Board – made up of non-executive directors and BBC executives - is responsible for ensuring the BBC fulfils its mission and public purposes as set out in the Charter.

The Director-General chairs an Executive Committee which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the BBC. This is made up of directors from across the Corporation. Further information about the structure of the BBC can be found below.

This page was last updated on Monday 3 April 2017.

BBC Board

The Board is responsible for ensuring the BBC fulfils its mission and public purposes as set out in the Charter.

This includes setting the strategic direction for the BBC; the creative remit; budgets for UK public services and the World Service; a framework to assess performance; standards for editorial and creative output and services; a framework for handling complaints; a policy on the distribution of UK public services; and a strategy and governance arrangements for the BBC’s commercial activities.

The BBC appoints five non-executive directors, who bring external expertise and insight to the operation of the Board. Four BBC directors – including the Director-General – also sit on the Board.

The Board meets most months, and a summary of the minutes is published online once they have been approved at the subsequent meeting.


Members for Wales and Northern Ireland are yet to be appointed.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the group of executives who manage the day-to-day operations of the BBC. The committee is chaired by the Director-General and includes nine other directors who manage large operational areas of the Corporation.

They are responsible for delivering the BBC’s services in accordance with the strategy agreed by the Board, and for all aspects of operational management.