Jim Egan appointed Chief Operating Officer of BBC Global News Ltd

Jim Egan has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of BBC Global News Ltd, and takes full strategic and financial responsibility for the business, overseeing relationships within the BBC and externally with advertisers and distribution partners for the BBC’s commercially funded international news platforms BBC World News and bbc.com/news.

Jim joined the BBC in 2007 and most recently served as Controller, Strategy and Distribution for BBC Global News where he was responsible for setting corporate strategy for the BBC’s international news services and for the distribution of radio, TV and online content to the BBC’s global audience.

Jim was previously Director of Strategy at Ofcom, the UK’s communications and media regulator. In this role he led development of the UK’s public broadcasting policy and was also responsible for the design and implementation of the UK’s digital television switchover project. Jim has also served as Specialist Adviser to the UK Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Prior to these public sector appointments the majority of Jim’s career has been in the private sector, as a Strategy Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and also as Business Development Manager for BSkyB.

BBC World News and bbc.com/news, the BBC’s commercially funded international news platforms are fully owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd, a member of the BBC’s commercial group of companies.

BBC World News, the international 24-hour news and information channel is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and over 330 million households and 1.8 million hotel rooms. The channel’s content is also available on 151 cruise ships, 40 airlines, 23 mobile phone networks. For further information on BBC World News visit bbc.com/tvschedule

bbc.com/news is one of the most respected brands on the internet and offers up-to-the minute international news and in depth analysis to more than 53 million unique users each month.

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