John Tate takes up new role in UAE

Tate John Tate joined the Corporation in 2007

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John Tate, the former director of policy and strategy, has left the BBC.

Tate, who was also chairman of the BBC's Studio and Post Production business, has taken up a new job in the United Arab Emirates.

He is now chief operating officer of Tamkeen - a subsidiary of the Executive Affairs Authority. It plans, develops, and delivers projects on behalf of the Government of Abu Dhabi.

The former McKinsey and PA Group management consultant, who also ran the Opposition Policy Unit, joined the Corporation in 2007, taking up the £180,000 a year director position.

In recent months he had been working on a project related to the BBC's centenary.

Last November, the director general promoted Gautam Rangarajan from controller of public service strategy to the role of director of strategy after he led a review that underpinned Tony Hall's vision for the BBC's future.

James Purnell, to whom Rangarajan reports, was directly appointed director of strategy and digital by Hall last March.

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