Last updated: 28 june, 2010 - 11:07 GMT

BBC World Service Board

Director, BBC World Service

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.

Head of Africa Region & Head of International Relations

Responsible for the BBC’s multimedia services to Africa in English, French, Hausa, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Somali, Swahili, Portuguese and for BBC World Service's key internal and external partnerships.

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.

Head of Human Resources

Responsible for HR strategy and delivery of HR services.

Controller, Marketing, Communications & Audiences

Responsible for marketing, publicity, audiences and market research.

Controller of Legal & Rights

Responsible for legal and rights advice.

Head of Middle East Region

Responsible for the BBC’s multimedia services to the Middle East and North Africa in Arabic.

Head of Governance & Public Affairs

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

Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance

Responsible for the financial and budgetary management of BBC World Service.

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.

Director, BBC World Service English

Responsible for news and all programming on the English networks.

Head of Development and W1 Editorial Lead

Responsible for the change programme at BBC World Service and all aspects of the move from Bush House into W1. She also commissions training for BBC World Service.


- John Renner, Director Property & Development retired on 31 December 2009. His replacement, Mariita Eager, joined as Head of Development and W1 Editorial Lead, BBC Global News on 1 January 2010. Richard Burdon, Head of Human Resources left BBC World Service on 31 December 2009. His replacement, Richard Thurston, joined on 23 March 2010. Jerry Timmins' previous role as Head of Africa and the Middle East Region was restructured on 1 January 2010 and he is now Head of Africa Region and Head of International Relations, BBC World Service. Liliane Landor joined the Board as Head of Middle East Region on 1 January 2010.

- The photographs above are of the permanently appointed members of the BBC World Service Board as of 31 March 2010.

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