Charlotte Street Partners

Charlotte Street Partners is delighted to invite you to a discussion in conversation with Tim Davie CBE, director-general of the BBC.

Thursday 21 January 2021

15:00 - 16:00


In this age of streaming services and subscriptions, information overload and ubiquitous content, what is the role of the public service broadcaster? How do the UK’s most historic media institutions navigate the demands of groundbreaking journalism, impartiality, and disinformation? And how they are dealt with here in Scotland?

To explore these questions as part of our series considering strategies or the aftermath, we are delighted to invite you to a discussion in conversation with Tim Davie CBE, director-general of the BBC.

The discussion will take place via Zoom on Thursday, 21 January at 3pm under the Chatham House Rule. We ask that you RSVP via the registration link above. Speaking with Tim will be Katie Stanton, associate partner, who will pose some short introductory questions before chairing the audience Q&A. We expect to have finished proceedings by 4pm.

I do hope to see you there.




Tim Davie became director-general of the BBC on 1 September 2020. He is the 17th director-general of the corporation.

Prior to this, Tim was chief executive of BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary. Responsible for creating and distributing leading British content globally; Tim led BBC Studios from April 2013. Whilst in the role, he oversaw the merger between the BBC’s production arm and BBC Worldwide, the corporation’s distribution company, and was responsible for an annual turnover of over £1.4bn.

Tim was acting BBC director-general between November 2012 and April 2013. During his time at the BBC, he has previously held the role of director of audio and music, with overall responsibility for the BBC’s national radio output, its digital services and performing groups, and director of the marketing, communications and audiences division.

Before joining the BBC, he was vice president of marketing and franchise at PepsiCo Europe. Before this, Tim worked for Procter and Gamble after leaving Cambridge University where he read English.

Tim is a trustee of the Tate, a trustee of the Royal Television Society and co-chairman of the Creative Industries Council; he is a former chair of Comic Relief.

Tim was appointed CBE in 2018 for services to international trade.


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