Trust: programming background not essential for next DG

Mark Thompson

A grasp of new technologies and the international marketplace are essential criteria for the future director general of the BBC – but not a background in programme making or journalism.

if you have an account


Do you want to keep reading?

Register to read four free articles per month

Subscribe and get access to

  • Up to the minute industry news
  • Agenda-setting interviews with key industry figures
  • Insight into the latest programme performances
  • Ratings data with viewing trends

Access premium content subscribe today

If you have an account you can SIGN IN now