BBC Worldwide chief executive announced as chairman of Comic Relief

Peter Bennett-Jones, the chairman of Comic Relief, has announced that he is standing down from his role after 15 years.

In his place Tim Davie, currently chief executive of BBC Worldwide will take up the role in September.

Richard Curtis, founder and trustee of Comic Relief, said: “Peter has been an extraordinary chair, leading us through some of our most successful and innovative years with compassion, rigour and ambition.

“It is difficult for all of us at Comic Relief to say farewell to Peter after so many brilliant years working together, but a successor of Tim Davie’s stature and experience brings excitement and opportunity. We are enormously pleased to welcome him to Comic Relief.”

Davie, who was acting director general at the BBC following George Entwistle standing down, is also trustee of BBC Children in Need.

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