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Bob Shennan promoted to BBC MD

By | Published on Wednesday 20 March 2019

Bob Shennan

Bob Shennan has scored himself a new promotion at the BBC, becoming Managing Director of the whole shebang as of next month.

In an email to staff, Director General Tony Hall said: “I want the BBC to be the best led, best managed and most creative media company in the world. Bob Shennan’s appointment will help deliver just that”.

Hall went on to say that current radio and music boss Shennan will “have a wider remit, joining up our corporate leadership, supporting our creative ambition and co-ordinating what we’re doing between our commercial and public service operations”.

“He’ll also work”, Hall added, “with the output directors to develop and deliver a new broadcasting talent strategy – something that will lead to stronger relationships and opportunities for new and emerging talent to show what they can do”.

Shennan has been Director Of Radio And Music since 2016, having been controller of Radio 2 and 6 Music prior to that.