Mark Byford on £1m BBC payoff: 'I've done no wrong'
The former deputy director general of the BBC Mark Byford has said that he was not greedy for accepting a redundancy payoff of almost £1m.
Earlier this year the Public Accounts Committee said under his contract he could have been paid £500,000 when he left the corporation in 2011.
Byford told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire: "I absolutely think I've done no wrong."
"I lost my job, I was made redundant... I left when I was told to leave by the BBC and after 32 years of working there, where I was devoted to the corporation, the last thing I would ever think or feel was that I would want to have greed."
05 Nov 2013
- From the section Entertainment & Arts