Tim Davie became Director-General of the BBC on 1 September 2020. He is the 17th Director-General of the Corporation.
Prior to this, Tim was Chief Executive of BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary. Responsible for creating and distributing leading British content globally, Tim led BBC Studios from April 2013. Whilst in the role, he oversaw the merger between the BBC’s production arm and BBC Worldwide, the Corporation’s distribution company, and was responsible for an annual turnover of over £1.4bn.
Tim was acting BBC Director-General between November 2012 and April 2013. During his time at the BBC, he has previously held the role of Director of Audio and Music, with overall responsibility for the BBC’s national radio output, its digital services and performing groups, and Director of the Marketing, Communications and Audiences division.
Before joining the BBC, he was Vice President of Marketing and Franchise at PepsiCo Europe. Before this, Tim worked for Procter and Gamble after leaving Cambridge University where he read English.
Tim is co-chairman of the Creative Industries Council and a Trustee of the Tate; he is a former chair of Comic Relief.
Tim was appointed CBE in 2018 for services to International Trade.