Last updated: 12 june, 2009 - 11:35 GMT

BBC World Service Board

Director, BBC World Service (Chair)

Responsible for the overall editorial leadership and management of BBC World Service. He is the BBC World Service Accounting Officer.

Head of Asia Pacific Region

Responsible for broadcasts and future media in Azeri, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Kyrgyz, Nepali, Pashto, Persian, Sinhala, Tamil, Urdu, Uzbek and Vietnamese.

Director, Human Resources

Responsible for HR strategy and delivery of HR services.

Head of Americas & Europe Region

Responsible for broadcasts and future media in Albanian, English for North America and the Caribbean, Macedonian, Portuguese for Brazil, Russian, Serbian, Spanish for Latin America, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Controller, Future Media, Technology & Distribution

Responsible for operations and development across future media, technology and BBC World Service distribution arrangements.

Controller of Strategy & Business Development

Responsible for setting corporate strategy and for overseeing teams of business development professionals working to extend the reach of the BBC's international news services on radio, television, online and mobile devices around the world.

Controller, Marketing, Communications & Audiences

Responsible for marketing, publicity, audiences and market research.

Controller of Legal & Rights

Responsible for legal and rights advice.

Director, Property & Development

Responsible for BBC World Service's accommodation strategy and the forthcoming move to W1.

Head of Governance & Public Affairs

Responsible for governance, public affairs, accountability and internal communications.

Chief Operating Officer and director of finance

Responsible for the ?nancial and budgetary management of BBC World Service.

Head of Africa & Middle East Region

Responsible for broadcasts and future media in Arabic, English for Africa, French, Hausa, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Portuguese for Africa, Somali, and Swahili.

Director, English Networks & News

Responsible for news and all programming on the English networks.


- Nigel Chapman relinquished his management responsibility for BBC World Service on 27 February 2009. Richard Sambrook took over as Accounting Officer and Acting Director of BBC World Service until Peter Horrocks' arrival on 14 April 2009. Lesley Granger, Director, Human Resources, retired on 30 June 2008. Richard Burdon joined on 12 May 2008. Richard Thomas joined on 28 April 2008.

- The photographs above are of the permanently appointed members of the BBC World Service Board at the time of the Annual Review 2008/09 publication on 14 July 2009.

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