The BBC today announced that it has appointed Dinah Rose QC to assist with its sexual harassment review. The appointment will assist the BBC in ensuring that anyone with a complaint is properly supported.
Working alongside the BBC’s own HR department, Rose will assist the BBC in reviewing its policies and processes relating to sexual harassment and ensuring existing structures and resources are properly deployed to guarantee support to any complainant. She will then make any recommendations for improvements that may be required.
The independent expert will report directly to BBC Director-General George Entwistle.
BBC Director-General George Entwistle said: “I am very grateful that Dinah Rose QC has agreed to help us look at these issues. The allegations that have arisen in the last few weeks that date back decades have truly shocked me. If there are lessons we can learn then we must do so to ensure that the mistakes of the past should never be repeated.”
BBC Press Office