BBC HR Director Lucy Adams to leave the BBC

Date: 29.08.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.54
Category: Corporate
BBC HR Director Lucy Adams has announced that she is to leave the BBC. Adams who joined the BBC in 2009, will depart at the end of the financial year in March 2014.

Lucy Adams said: “I have been discussing my decision to leave the BBC with Tony Hall for some time now. By next spring I will have been at the BBC for five years which feels like a good time to try something new.”

“It has been a great privilege to lead the BBC’s People division. The BBC is a unique institution and I am extremely proud of the work the team has achieved in spite of the challenges along the way. I look forward to continuing that work with Tony and the Executive Board in the coming months.”

BBC Director-General, Tony Hall, said: “I am enormously grateful to Lucy for all her work and I will be very sorry to see her go next spring. She has done a great job and contributed a huge amount to the BBC. I am pleased that, in the short term at least, she will continue to help me simplify the way we do business in the BBC so that we can spend more time concentrating on our programmes and services.”

A biography of Lucy Adams can be found here

Notes to Editors

Lucy Adams will not be receiving any severance pay as a result of her decision to leave the BBC. She will also be working her notice period.

BBC Press Office