John Shield

Director, Communications & Corporate Affairs
John Shield poses against a grey background. He has a a light stubbly beard and blue eyes.
John Shield, Director, Communications & Corporate Affairs

Roles and responsibilities

  • John leads the Public Affairs and Communications Group
  • He is responsible for devising and implementing the BBC's communications strategy

Biography

Last updated November 2013

John Shield joined the BBC as Director, Communications & Corporate Affairs in November 2013. He is responsible for all of the BBC's communications activity.

Prior to this John was Director of Communications at the Department for Work and Pensions - John headed up all the communications activity for the department, including press, marketing and internal communications.

John has both private and public sector experience, having been a Director at one of Britain's largest transport businesses and the Head of Communications for news, current affairs and sport at the BBC. He was also Director of Communications at the Department for Communications and Local Government, and Head of News at the Department for Education and Skills. He has also worked at the Foreign Office and No. 10.

Annual remuneration (as at April 2019)

  • £220,000

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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  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2018-19
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2017-18
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2017-18
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2017-18
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2017-18
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2016-17
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2016-17
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2016-17
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2016-17
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2015-16
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2015-16
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2015-16
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2015-16
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2014-15
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2014-15
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2014-15
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2014-15
  • John Shield's Gifts and Hospitality Register Q4 2013-14 
  • John Shield had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2013-14

Declaration of personal interests

Staff must make a declaration of their personal and business interests, including any memberships or directorships of public or industry bodies, and any shareholdings, as well as any interests that their immediate families may also have.

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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