BBC Studios chief executive Tim Davie has been confirmed as the new Director General of BBC.Outgoing director general Lord Tony Hall announced in January that he would be stepping down in the summer after seven years at the helm of the corporation.Davie, 53, who has 15 years executive experience with the BBC, will now become the public broadcaster’s 17th director general.He previously stepped in as acting director-general in 2012, following George Entwistle’s resignation.The former marketing director was one of the favourites to take the role, stepping into one of the most-high profile broadcasting jobs in the country. Advertisement Speaking about the challenge ahead, Davie said: “This has been a critical time for the UK and these past few months have shown just how much the BBC matters to people.”Our mission has never been more relevant, important or necessary. I have a deep commitment to content of the highest quality and impartiality.” More from Coronavirus Coronavirus: People adapting to new restrictions in Preston Coronavirus: Disposable face masks creating new plastic pollution crisis, experts warn Coronavirus: Public urged to avoid packed beaches again as UK heatwave continues Coronavirus: Randox Laboratories test kits recalled ‘for not meeting safety standards’ Coronavirus: America’s response to… Read full this story
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