Tim Davie will replace Tony Hall as the new director general for the BBC. Davie will take over Hall’s position as of September 1, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The search for Hall’s replacement included internal and external candidates with one of the top prospects being Charlotte Moore, the BBC director of content. Moore also held the former BBC One controller title from 2013-16.
As one of the longest-serving execs, Davie began work at BBC as the director of marketing, communications, and audiences in April 2005, via Hollywood Reporter. in 2009, Davie was recognized as #70 in The Guardian’s list of 100 most influential people in media. He also received a CBE Award (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2018 for his services to international trade. In addition to his early position at BBC, Davies served as the acting director-general following the resignation of George Entwistle in 2012 until Hall took over the position in April 2013.
In a statement about his new position, Davie said, “This has been a critical time for the U.K. 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,” via Hollywood Reporter.
As Davie moves into the role Hall held at The BBC for seven years, Hall will change gears and become the chairman of London’s National Gallery.