New appointments confirmed for BBC Executive Committee

New appointments confirmed for BBC Executive Committee
New appointments confirmed for BBC Executive Committee

The BBC has confirmed two new appointments to the Executive Committee.

Alan Dickson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Alan joined the BBC in 1995 and has most recently been the Chief Financial and Operations Officer for BBC News. He will take up his new role later this year.

Alan Dickson says: “Starting off in BBC Scotland more than 25 years ago, I know just how much positive impact this organisation can have and I’ve been fortunate to have enjoyed some wonderful opportunities at the BBC. Now I’m delighted to be joining the Director-General’s team to meet the challenges of the digital-age and deliver value to all.”

Also, Alice Macandrew has been appointed as the new Corporate Affairs Director. Alice will join from Primark, where she has been the Corporate Affairs Director since January 2021.

Alice Macandrew says: “I am delighted to be joining the BBC. It is a hugely important institution for the country, with a reach that extends far beyond the UK. As it approaches its centenary, I look forward to helping it navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

She will report to the Director General with responsibility for all corporate affairs. Her role will cover stakeholder relations, both in the UK and internationally, partnerships, the BBC’s relationship with Ofcom and other regulatory bodies; and, overseeing the BBC’s communications activities. Alice will join the BBC in early 2023.

BBC Director-General Tim Davie says: “I am very pleased to confirm these appointments as we build a BBC focused on delivering great value for all licence fee payers. Alan and Alice bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our senior team and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

The BBC will also shortly be announcing a new Chief People Officer, leading on HR matters, who will also sit on the Executive Committee.

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Alan Dickson: Biography

Alan is currently Chief Finance and Operating Officer for BBC News and Current Affairs. He joined BBC News in 2017 and has been responsible for leading the financial and operational strategy across BBC News, including ensuring business continuity during the pandemic and overseas conflicts, as well as driving forward the BBC’s Across the UK strategy. Prior to this Alan was Chief Operating Officer for BBC Scotland and led the operational delivery of all Scotland content, including the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. Alan was responsible for driving financial and commercial growth across BBC Scotland. Before joining the BBC, Alan held a number of senior finance positions across the NHS in Scotland. Alan is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Alice Macandrew: Biography

Alice is currently Corporate Affairs Director at Primark. She joined the business in January 2021 with the remit to build up a new function to support Primark’s international growth across the UK, Europe and the US.

Prior to joining Primark, Alice spent four years as Group Director for Corporate Affairs and Communications at Thomas Cook; she was also Group Director of Corporate Communications at Sky; Director of Corporate Communications across Europe and Asia for News Corporation; and a partner at financial PR agency, Finsbury. Alice started her career as a journalist including a stint as a news reporter on Broadcast Magazine.


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