Tim Davie CBE, Director-General

17th Director-General of the BBC

 

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Tim Davie CBE, 17th Director-General of the BBC

Roles and responsibilities

  • Tim Davie is the 17th Director-General of the BBC
  • The Director-General is the Chief Executive Officer of the BBC, its Editor-in-Chief
  • The DG is the editorial, operational and creative leader of the BBC, with responsibility for a global workforce running services across television, radio and online

Biography

Tim Davie became Director-General of the BBC on 1 September 2020. He is the 17th Director-General of the Corporation.

Prior to this, Tim was Chief Executive of BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary. Responsible for creating and distributing leading British content globally; Tim led BBC Studios from April 2013. Whilst in the role, he oversaw the merger between the BBC’s production arm and BBC Worldwide, the Corporation’s distribution company, and was responsible for an annual turnover of over £1.4bn.

Tim was acting BBC Director-General between November 2012 and April 2013. During his time at the BBC, he has previously held the role of Director of Audio and Music, with overall responsibility for the BBC’s national radio output, its digital services and performing groups, and Director of the Marketing, Communications and Audiences division.

Before joining the BBC, he was Vice President of Marketing and Franchise at PepsiCo Europe. Before this, Tim worked for Procter and Gamble after leaving Cambridge University where he read English.

Tim is a Trustee of the Tate, a Trustee of the Royal Television Society and co-chairman of the Creative Industries Council; he is a former chair of Comic Relief.

Tim was appointed CBE in 2018 for services to International Trade.

Last updated September 2020

Annual remuneration (as at September 2021)

  • £525,000

Expenses and central bookings

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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

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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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