Seetha Kumar appointed Controller, bbc.co.uk
Erik Huggers, the BBC's Director of Future Media & Technology
(FM&T), has appointed Seetha Kumar to the newly-created role of
Controller, bbc.co.uk, it was announced today.
Seetha Kumar will lead the overall strategic and editorial development
of bbc.co.uk, chairing a new bbc.co.uk board which brings
together key executives from across the BBC.
In partnership with
the Chief Operating Officer, FM&T, she will be accountable for
the performance of the service to the BBC Trust.
She takes up her position immediately, and reports to Erik Huggers.
Seetha was previously Head of BBC HD and launched the UK's first
high definition public service free-to-air channel in December
Prior to this Seetha was Executive Editor of the award-
winning Africa Lives, Head of Lifeskills for Television and
Creative Director for Crime and Health Documentaries.
Erik Huggers says: "Seetha has proven experience working
collaboratively to deliver major projects which exploit the scale
of the BBC and is ideally suited to overseeing the one service
where audiences can experience the BBC in its totality – it's
the BBC on the web.
"I am delighted that a colleague with such a
strong editorial background will set the direction of one of the
BBC's most important services and build on the strengths
identified by the Trust in their recent review."
Tony Ageh, the BBC's Controller, Internet, is moving to another
senior role within the BBC which will be announced shortly.