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Anna Mallett is BBC Studios COO

MUMBAI: BBC Production Proposals director and project lead Anna Mallett has been appointed as the COO of BBC Studios COO, the pubcaster’s production arm.

In her new role, Mallett will oversee all operational elements of the new pan UK division, bringing together business and technology activities and working closely with operations, finance, production management and commercial colleagues across the BBC. She will play a key role in the creation of the new BBC Studios Division, leading a culture focused on delivering bold, British creative content for audiences.

Mallett said, “I am really looking forward to working with Peter and the fantastic BBC Production team as we build the new BBC Studios.”

She was previously BBC Studios and Post Production CEO, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC providing studios, post production and digital media services to the media industry, where she oversaw considerable business change, including relocating the company’s business operations to Elstree. She has been part of the BBC’s senior leadership team since 2006, and from 2008 was controller of business strategy, responsible for the BBC’s overall commercial, distribution and platform strategy. Before joining the BBC Anna worked for seven years at the Boston Consultant Group in London.

BBC Studios director Peter Salmon said, “It is great to welcome Anna on board. She is a brilliant collaborator, a clear thinker and great manager with previous successful experience of running commercial companies. Her acute business sense, and understanding of the industry will play a key part in creating a BBC Studios that is vibrant and creative.”

She will join Mark Freeland, Natalie Humphreys, Katie Taylor and Wendy Darke on a new BBC Studios board and she starts immediately.