BBC TWO's controller post has been reinstated.
BBC2 controller role reinstated
2 MARCH, 2017 | BY HANNAH GANNAGÉ-STEWART
Patrick Holland lands promotion
The BBC has reinstated the role of BBC2 controller, just over a year after the position was scrapped.
BBC content director Charlotte Moore has appointed channel editor Patrick Holland to the role.
Under the restructure, BBC4 channel editor Cassian Harrison will report to the former Boundless boss rather than Moore.
It comes after Kim Shillinglaw stepped down as BBC2 controller in January 2016. Her departure came as part of last year’s reshuffle that saw Moore beat Shillinglaw to newly created role of controller of television channels and iPlayer, which later became director of content.
Meanwhile, daytime controller Dan McGolpin has been promoted to the new post of controller of programming and daytime.
In addition to oversight of daytime commissioning, the former BBC scheduling chief will head up planning and programming of content across the portfolio.
He will look for ways to speed up decision-making and the BBC’s acquisitions team and iPlayer division will report to him.
Moore said “simplifying” the structure would help to make it fit for the future.
“Our new simplified leadership structure will be a great opportunity for us to put audiences first and allow both creative and business teams to work hand in hand to deliver our creative vision,” she said.
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