Anne Bulford OBE

Former Deputy Director-General
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Anne Bulford OBE, Deputy Director-General

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Roles and responsibilities

  • Anne was Deputy Director-General and sat on both the BBC Board and Executive Committee.
  • She had responsibility at board level for key functions including Finance, Operations, Legal, Design & Engineering, Human Resources, TV Licensing, Commercial, Rights & Business Affairs, Marketing & Audiences, and Quality, Risk & Assurance.

Biography

Anne Bulford joined the BBC as Managing Director, Finance and Operations in June 2013. In June 2016 it was announced that she would take up the role of Deputy Director General with responsibility at board level for key functions including Finance, Engineering, HR, Workplace, Legal and Business Assurance, and Marketing and Audiences.

Before joining the BBC, Anne was Chief Operating Officer, Channel 4, following a period as interim Chief Executive. She joined Channel 4 as Group Finance Director in June 2005.

From 2002 to 2005, Anne was Director of Finance & Business Affairs at the Royal Opera House. In her time there she served as chair of Ofcom's Audit Committee.

Prior to working at the Royal Opera House, Anne was Finance Director at Carlton Productions.

Anne worked at the BBC from 1993 to 1999, initially as Head of Internal Audit and from 1996 onwards as Finance Director for BBC Regional Broadcasting and then BBC Production.

Anne qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and spent 12 years in practice including a secondment to The London Docklands Development Corporation.

She is currently a Trustee of Motor Neurone Disease Association and also of the Conservatoire for Dance & Drama.

Anne graduated from University College London where she was a lay member of Council and Honorary Treasurer until July 2012. She was also a Non-Executive member of the Ministry of Justice Corporate Management Board and Chair of the Corporate Audit Committee from 2008 to 2011.

Annual remuneration on leaving BBC

  • £435,000

Expenses and central bookings

Expenses are costs incurred by BBC staff on behalf of the BBC and claimed through the BBC's expenses system (e-expenses).

Central bookings are costs incurred on behalf of the BBC and booked through the BBC's central bookings system. Both expenses and central bookings are published every three months.

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Gifts and Hospitality Register

Gifts and hospitality may only be accepted in line with BBC policy. Information about gifts and hospitality is published every three months.

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  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2018-19
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2017-18
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2018-19
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2017-18
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2017-18
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2017-18
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2017-18
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2016-17
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2016-17
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2016-17
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2016-17
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2015-16
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2015-16
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2015-16
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2015-16
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2014-15
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2014-15
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2014-15
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2014-15
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2013-14
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2013-14
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2013-14
  • Anne Bulford had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2013-14

Declaration of personal interests

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A summary is published where there is something to declare and where there is nothing to declare. Occasionally an individual will have something to declare but due to the personal nature of the declaration we do not publish details as to do so would breach the General Data Protection Regulation.

This information is published annually, although if any amendments are made during the year an updated summary will be published if necessary as soon as it is available.

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