Rhodri Talfan Davies has been appointed BBC Director of Nations with responsibility for leading all work serving nations and local audiences across Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

He will report to Director-General Tim Davie and join the new smaller Executive Committee. He will continue as Director of BBC Wales alongside this new role.

The BBC’s other Nations’ Directors – Helen Thomas in England, Peter Johnston in Northern Ireland and Steve Carson in Scotland – will all report into Talfan Davies.

BBC Director-General Tim Davie said: “Rhodri has been Director of BBC Wales for nine years, is an outstanding leader and will bring considerable editorial and strategic experience to this new role.

“In his time at BBC Wales, Rhodri and his team have led a transformation in nations and network programming – including notable UK-wide successes like Keeping Faith and Hinterland – as well as expanding our portfolio of Welsh language services. In recent months, he has also successfully completed BBC Wales’ move to its remarkable new home at Central Square.”

Rhodri Talfan Davies said: “I’m thrilled to have been appointed to this new role. Our services the length and breadth of the UK are playing such a vital role in people’s lives right now – and I can’t wait to work with our talented teams in all four nations.”

Rhodri Talfan Davies will formally take up this new role on Monday January 4th.

Jon Creamer

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