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BBC chief executive Mark Thomas to leave in April


By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 10, 2012 | 1 min read

It has been revealed that Mark Thomas, the chief executive of BBC Studios and Post Production, is to leave in April.

Colleagues learnt this morning that Thomas is to leave, to spend more time with his family.

He said: “There is never a good time to leave a job like this one, but one of the responsibilities of a CEO is to know when it's time to move on and let someone new take on the challenge of building on what everyone here has achieved over the last few years.”

Company chairman John Tate said Thomas was leaving “in terrific shape for the future, having engineered a complete transformation of the business.

“His vision and drive have ensured that valuable long-term contracts are now in place, new revenue streams have been secured, and the organisation is more agile, customer-focused and efficient.”


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