Andrew Bott named CFO of BBC Worldwide

I’m very pleased that Andrew is to become our CFO on a permanent basis. As our interim CFO, his quick command of the company’s financial situation and priorities has led to very solid support and a healthy level of challenge. Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Worldwide
Date: 04.06.2014     Last updated: 04.06.2014 at 11.21
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has today announced the appointment of Andrew Bott as the company’s CFO, with immediate effect. He has been acting in the role since the departure of Philip Vincent, previously CFO, in December 2013.

Bott’s most recent role was as CFO of BBC Worldwide North America, since 2007. In this role he was in charge of financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, tax, financial strategy, and risk-management activities for BBC Worldwide North America. In 2013 he also took on financial responsibility for BBC Worldwide Global Advertising Sales. He joined BBC Worldwide in 1998 and held a number of roles in BBC Worldwide, first in London, before moving to New York.

He became ACA qualified in 1994, with Price Waterhouse, and before joining BBC Worldwide worked in divisional finance for Pearson plc.

As acting CFO, Bott became a director of BBC Worldwide and he will continue to sit on the Board.

Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide, says: “I’m very pleased that Andrew is to become our CFO on a permanent basis. As our interim CFO, his quick command of the company’s financial situation and priorities has led to very solid support and a healthy level of challenge. I am delighted to be able to appoint from within for this role, and would like to congratulate him, and officially welcome him into his new role.”

Andrew Bott, CFO of BBC Worldwide, says: “I’m very pleased to be taking up the mantle of BBC Worldwide CFO. BBC Worldwide has set out a clear and ambitious strategy, based around premium content, new global BBC brands and digital transformation, and I’m looking forward to supporting and enabling this through the work of the Finance function.”

For more information, please contact:

Charlotte Elston, charlotte.elston@bbc.com