BBC Worldwide appoints Director of Global Operations

Date: 27.06.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.55
Category: BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide today announced that David Gibbons has been appointed as Director, Global Operations, with overall responsibility for Technology, Property, Procurement and Operations/Sales Fulfillment, helping the business to streamline its entire distribution and audience fulfillment process.

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David, who will join the BBC’s commercial arm on August 28, is currently Group Chief Information Officer at SEEK, an Australian online employment business.

Prior to joining SEEK in 2011, David was Chief Information Officer for GE Capital Asia from 2004, where he had responsibility for 300 employees and a further 1,200 contractors across several countries for the company. His previous roles at GE included the positions of Global Chief Technology Officer for GE Money based out of London, VP of Global Service Delivery based in Asia Pacific and Global Program Leader again based in EMEA.

BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said; “I am delighted to welcome a senior leader of David’s calibre to BBC Worldwide. He will play a vital role in leading the Operations division and, as a member of the Worldwide Executive, in all aspects of running the company. David’s track record speaks for itself and I’m sure he will make a big impact at BBC Worldwide.”

David said; “I am thrilled to be joining BBC Worldwide at such an exciting time. The BBC is an iconic British brand and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to leverage my global experience in this newly created role.”

David held CIO positions in some global organisations prior to joining GE. His early career saw him working at consumer branded businesses such as Gap, where he held the position of Senior Director IT & Finance for Europe, and Nike, where - after some initial European-wide roles based in Holland - he was appointed as Global IT Director (CTO) based in the USA.

David has a Masters of Business Administration, is a certified Executive Coach and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  


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  • Consumer-facing technology will continue under the lead of Michael Fleshman. 


About BBC Worldwide Ltd. BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to exploit the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. In 2011/12, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £155 million on headline sales of £1085 million and returned £216 million to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website:


From April 2013, BBC Worldwide restructured its business to be based around geographic locations, supported by key global business areas.