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Mark Harrison to leave BBC to lead the DPP full time

Mark Harrison to leave BBC to lead the DPP full time
Staff Reporter
24 January 2017

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) managing director, Mark Harrison, is to leave his position at the BBC to devote more time to the DPP.

Since April 2015 Harrison has been seconded part time from his role as Director of Transformation for Design and Engineering at the BBC to provide leadership to the DPP as its md. He will leave his BBC role on the 31st March to devote more time to the DPP.

“When the DPP became a not-for-profit-company in April 2015 we began with nine Member companies,” says Mark Harrison. “Less than two years later we have around 250 Member companies and organisations, and we are operating on an international scale as the media industry’s business change network. It has made the DPP a very exciting, and busy, company to lead.”

Harrison will continue to act as DPP Managing Director, while increasing his contribution around strategic leadership, authorship and presentation of the DPP’s insight work, membership growth and international relationships.

Helen Stevens, Chair of the DPP, and Director of Broadcast Operations, ITV says: “We are thrilled with the success of the DPP to date and want to build on this in a way that will keep pace with ever-accelerating industry demands.  Having more of Mark helps us do just that – he is a great leader for the DPP and has been instrumental in our achievements so far.  We are delighted to have more of his time and look forward to delivering in 2017”.

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