Roly Keating to leave the BBC
The BBC's first ever director of archive content, Roly Keating, is leaving the BBC to become the Chief Executive of the British Library.
Keating was responsible for developing and implementing the BBC's digital strategy for its programme library.
Keating joined the BBC as a general trainee in 1983. One of his many roles in the corporation was as the controller of BBC Two where he launched Dragons' Den, The Choir, Coast, Tribe, Autumn/Springwatch, Who Do You Think You Are? and the The Apprentice.
He became controller of BBC One and BBC Two for seven months in 2007. This was after BBC controller Peter Fincham resigned in the aftermath of 'crowngate' which revealed footage of the Queen walking into a photo shoot was edited to make it look like she was storming out.
George Entwistle, the Director of BBC Vision said in an email to all staff in his department that 'it feels weird even to be typing' the news which he said was sad for the BBC.
'He's one of the most generous people in the BBC, always prepared to share his insight, unfailingly loyal, and a passionate advocate of what the BBC stands for' said Entwistle.