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Former BBC archive director Roly Keating reportedly received £350,000 severance fee

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By Stephen Lepitak, -

February 15, 2013 | 2 min read

Following questions being raised about the BBC’s pay-off to its former director general George Entwistle, the reported £375,000 sum given to Roly Keating upon his departure has also raised eyebrows.

The Times reports that Keating, who was director of the BBC archive before leaving for the British Library as chief executive.

Following his departure, it was revealed that Keating’s role had been ‘closed’ which The Times claims led to him receiving a severance package of £375,000 as a result.

Despite resigning last November after less than two months as director general, Entwistle was set to receive a severance fee of £450,000 as well as benefits.

A spokesperson for the BBC, told The Drum: “We do not discuss individual’s leaving arrangements other than those on the BBC Executive Board. This is personal data protected under the Data Protection Act”.

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