Rhodri Talfan Davies


BBC Director, Nations

Rhodri Talfan Davies is the BBC Director of Nations and sits on the BBC’s Executive Committee.

Appointed to the role in January 2021, Rhodri leads the BBC’s work serving nations and local audiences across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

The BBC Nations division is one of the largest in the organisation and produces a range of content across TV, radio and online for audiences in the nations, across the whole of the UK and globally. He leads the teams responsible for the UK’s biggest news show, the regional BBC One 6.30pm programmes, and a network of local and nations radio stations reaching almost 9m listeners across the UK.

In the last year, Rhodri has accelerated the delivery of standout TV programming from across the devolved nations, launching a new collaboration between nations and network teams to drive the portrayal of different parts of the UK. These include The Pact, In My Skin, Granite Harbour and Once Upon A Time In Northern Ireland.