The BBC Trust has today announced the retirement of its Director, Nicholas Kroll.
Nicholas, who has been successively Director of Governance and Director of the BBC Trust Unit since 2004, will retire from the BBC at the end of June at the age of 60. A process will now begin to recruit a successor.
The Director is responsible for running the Trust Unit and acts as the principal adviser to the Chairman and Trustees.
Trust Chairman Lord Patten said:
"Nicholas has been an outstanding public servant, exactly the sort of person that I hope will continue to be recruited in Whitehall and beyond. He has worked tirelessly and intelligently for BBC licence fee payers. All who have enjoyed working with him so much will miss him and wish him well for the future."
Nicholas Kroll said:
"At the end of a career in the public service, it has been a privilege to serve BBC Governors and BBC Trustees under three Chairmen for a period approaching 10 years. During that period I believe the governance of the BBC has become stronger. The recent review of governance led by Lord Patten and Tony Hall will add to the Trust’s capacity to hold the BBC to account on behalf of licence fee payers."
Notes to editors
- Nicholas Kroll joined the BBC in 2004 as its first Director of Governance, after a career in Whitehall including postings at the Treasury and as acting Permanent Secretary and Chief Operating Officer at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. He became the first Director of the BBC Trust on its establishment in 2007.
- Nicholas's salary and remuneration is published as part of the BBC's Annual Report and Accounts. For 2012/13, his base pay was £238,680 and his total remuneration was £246,480. Further information is on the BBC's Annual Report and Accounts website.