Digital Production Partnership (DPP) managing director Mark Harrison is to leave his position at the BBC to devote more time to the DPP.

Since April 2015, Harrison has been seconded part time to the DPP from his role as director of transformation for design and engineering at the BBC.

He will leave the BBC on 31 March.

“When the DPP became a not-for-profit-company in April 2015 we began with nine member companies,” said Harrison.

“Less than two years later we have around 250 member companies and organisations, and we are operating on an international scale as the media industry’s business change network.

“It has made the DPP a very exciting, and busy, company to lead.”

The DPP’s plans for 2017 include leading efforts to create an international broadcast mastering format as well as specifications for IP contribution in the UK.

DPP chair and ITV director of broadcast operations Helen Stevens added: “We are thrilled with the success of the DPP to date and want to build on this in a way that will keep pace with ever-accelerating industry demands. 

“Having more of Mark helps us do just that – he is a great leader for the DPP and has been instrumental in our achievements so far. 

“We are delighted to have more of his time and look forward to delivering in 2017”.