Dickie appointed Head of Political & Parliamentary Affairs at
Dickie has been appointed Head of Political & Parliamentary
Affairs at the BBC.
has been the Regulatory Affairs Director of the European Competitive
Telecommunications Association, which advises over 200 EU telecommunications
companies, for the last two years.
to this he spent ten years as a public policy consultant, initially
with Prima (1989-1998) and then GPC (1998-2000), providing high
level policy and political advice to major UK and international
will be joining the BBC on Monday 10 February 2003 and will work
closely with David Levy, Controller Public Policy.
will be taking over from Michael Hastings who is transferring into
his new role as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Thomson, BBC Director of Public Policy, says: "The changeover
happens at a key stage for the BBC with the Communications Bill
working its way through Parliament.
BBC has been fortunate in having Michael to pilot us safely through
these waters since 1995, first as Deputy then as Head of Political
& Parliamentary Affairs.
political nous, diplomatic skills and sheer friendliness have been
an immense asset to the BBC but I know that John will step ably
into his shoes, building on the strong position Michael has built
for us in both Houses of Parliament.
am very grateful for Michael's dedication and greatly pleased that
he will be leading the BBC's new Corporate Social Responsibility