Tim Davie
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Davie was already atop the BBC Worldwide channels and distribution business when BBC Studios was formed to combine all of the company’s commercial and production activity. Before joining the British pubcaster in 2005, Davie was at Pepsi, where he rose up the ranks in marketing and franchising. Now he makes attention-getting shows such as “Doctor Who,” “Blue Planet” and “Top Gear” and sells them around the world, turning in revenues of £1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) in its first full year of operation. BBC Studios is a founding minority partner in BritBox, the “best of British” streamer that operates in North America as well as its home turf in the U.K. Davie was bestowed the title of CBE in 2018 for his services in international trade. In September 2020, Davie will assume the role of director-general at the BBC, succeeding Tony Hall.


  • BBC Studios
  • Procter & Gamble
  • PepsiCo


  • Cambridge University (UK)

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New BBC Boss Tim Davie Has the Business Savvy to Save the Beeb, Say Insiders

New BBC Boss Tim Davie Has the Business Savvy to Save the Beeb, Say Insiders

Tim Davie is the right person at the right time to take over as director general of the BBC.That seems to be the U.K. industry's general view on the day that former PepsiCo and Proctor & Gamble marketing executive and long-time BBC staffer Davie won what is considered the most prized job in British media. His appointment came despite some sentiments that the job ought to have gone to the other internal candidate, BBC director of content Charlotte Moore, who...


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