The BBC has appointed Tiffany Hall as its new chief information officer, replacing Keith Little who has left to join a technology consultancy.

In her new role Hall will be responsible for the strategic planning of the corporation’s IT infrastructure, Information Security systems and support for BBC business systems and professional services teams.

She was most recently the head of the newly created Development & Delivery team and she will continue to cover this role in addition to her new post until a replacement is found.

Little left in August to join business transformation and technology consultancy Proteus.

John Linwood, chief technology officer BBC said: “I’m delighted that Tiffany has accepted the post of CIO. She brings extensive BBC experience to the role in addition to valuable commercial insights from her time at Shell.”

  • Hall joined the BBC from Shell in 1995 and has occupied a number of senior positions including Head of Business Systems in News and Technology Controller BBC Nations & Regions
  • From 2000 to 2005 she was Head of Technology for News with responsibility for the early development of Jupiter, the tapeless and desktop production system.

The appointment is part of Linwood’s restructure of the Broadcast and Enterprise Technology area within the BBC’s Future Media & Technology Division.

Hall’s role will oversee the workings of a new open technology strategy recently instigated by Linwood which allows BBC technology suppliers more insight into details and specifications the corporation requires which intends to make tender applications simpler and more efficient.