The BBC has appointed Tim Davie as its new Director-General. Davie was the Corporation’s head of studios and had previously served as interim DG following the resignation of an earlier incumbent.
Davie has no journalism background and was previously the BBC’s marketing director – but Deadline reports that Davie “impressed… influential Conservatives”. According to Prole Star, Davie is also a former chair of Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative Association.
Time will tell what kind of impact he will have, but a clear-out of Tories installed at BBC News since the Tories’ took Downing Street in 2010 looks unlikely.
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