B2C digital team expands to drive online innovation
BBC Worldwide's Digital Delivery team today announces a series of key internal and external appointments as it continues to expand the online offering of the BBC's commercial arm.
The Digital Delivery Team, formed in May this year as a central resource for all of BBC Worldwide's online consumer facing activity, has already delivered significant web projects for brands such as Radio Times, Good Food and Gardeners' World.
Going forward the team will be developing, advising and delivering on online opportunities for other key BBC Worldwide brands and looking at online community and retail opportunities across the company.
The new hires are:
Dan Heaf - Director, Digital Ventures
Dan comes to us from BBC Vision and Audio & Music where he has been responsible for some of bbc.co.uk's first forays into social media, as well as steering Radio 1's digital strategy. He joins the Digital Delivery Team with responsibility for growing new ideas and concepts through their initial stages prior to full development.
Alex White - Launch Director
Alex White joins as the first of the Digital Delivery Team's Launch Directors. White was previously Director of AOP UK - the Association of Online Publishers - where she worked across all aspects of the UK web industry. Her role as Launch Director will see her leading some of BBC Worldwide's key web delivery projects from conception to launch.
Matt Walton – Launch Editor
Matt Walton, previously of BBC Audio and Music Interactive, has been appointed as one of our launch Editors. Matt has worked on many BBC entertainment, culture and music websites, leading the development of Collective, Film Network, Seven Ages of Rock and the recent new look to the BBC Music site.
Other appointments to the Digital Delivery Team from within BBC Worldwide include:
Duncan Swain, Creative Director
Duncan has previously been responsible for directing design and editorial on BBC Worldwide's most successful websites to date and comes on board to be the creative force within Digital Delivery.
Craig Musker, Head of Development
Craig joins the Digital Delivery Team as Head of Development and will lead the technical teams across all new, developing and existing websites.
Paul Owen, Operations Director
As Operations Director, Paul will look after BBC Worldwide's stable of existing sites and ensure their day-to-day running.
Chris Hankins, Head of User Experience
Chris will be responsible for ensuring the BBC Worldwide portfolio of sites conforms to stringent technical and accessibility guidelines.
Jon Noakes, Digital Strategy & Business Development
Jon joins us from BBC Worldwide's Corporate Strategy team where he has played a leading role in digital developments over the last 12 months. He will help run the Digital Delivery Team as well as looking at potential acquisitions and/or partnerships.
Marcus Arthur, MD Magazines (London) & Digital Delivery, BBC Worldwide, said: "The Digital Delivery Team is a central part of BBC Worldwide's digital strategy – we know we have the brands and the content to create great online experiences for consumers and the team is all about taking those assets and making them profitable realities. The new appointments to the team will enable them to broaden their review even further and to drive innovation and new services across the BBC Worldwide brand portfolio.
"We're going to keep on growing the Digital Delivery Team in line with our ever expanding web portfolio. We're seeking the brightest and best candidates from across the UK new media industry to help us deliver on some of the most exciting web projects around."