Andrea Gwilliam appointed BBC Head of Internal Communications

Andrea Gwilliam has been appointed Head of Internal Communications at the BBC.Andrea has over 20 years’ experience in communications. She has worked for large global companies and as a consultant.She was Head of Internal Communications for British Airways, Deutsche Bank and, most recently, Reuters Group.

“The BBC is one of the most trusted media brands in the world, and I am very pleased to be joining at this exciting time in its history.Effective communication inside a large organisation is vital to bring about change successfully and I am looking forward to working with the many talented people of the BBC to achieve this ,” Andrea Gwilliam said .

She has also run her own internal communications consultancy advising companies across a range of sectors including the public sector, energy and retail. Andrea takes over from Anne-Marie Bell, who left the BBC last year. She joins the BBC in early September.

In her new role, Andrea will be responsible for setting the internal communications strategy, activities and events across all the BBC.She will work closely with the executive team, including the Director-General, and will report to Ed Williams, Director of Communications.

Ed Williams said: “Andrea has impressive experience of internal and strategic communications having worked at a senior level in a range of large global organisations. Her experience will be crucial in developing the BBC’s approach to internal communications at a time of change for staff.”

Andrea Gwilliam was born and raised in Asia. She was educated in Scotland and has a History degree from Edinburgh University.

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