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Who We Are

The senior commissioning team for BBC Radio deal with the overall BBC Radio strategy and processes for commissioning of programmes on the networks. The team are:

Director of Radio

Helen Boaden Helen Boaden is the Director of BBC Radio and a member of the BBC’s Executive Board. 


Head of Editorial Standards & Radio Independents Executive

Paul Smith

Paul Smith is the Head of Editorial Standards for BBC Radio. Paul is the main point of contact for Indies regarding all Radio strategic issues.


Finance Director 

Shirley CameronShirley Cameron, our finance director, has overall responsibility for the business and financial affairs of Radio.



Head of Commercial & Business Development, Rights and Business Affairs, Radio and Music

isabelBpicv2.jpgIsabel Begg and her team are responsible for all legal, commercial and contractual issues for Radio and Music. 



BBC Network Radio Stations

Each network has its own team who deals with commissioning programmes for the station.

The network controllers are responsible for setting the long-term strategy and vision for their network.

The Commissioning Editors of each network manage the day-to-day running of commissions for each station.

You can find out each network's commissioning teams contact details on the Radio Who's Who pages.


For any enquiries for Radio commissioning rounds and procedures, please email Radio Commissioning Enquiries.

The BBC Radio business, legal and rights requirements
How BBC Radio commissions programmes
Contact Information and Archives for programme research

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