James Purnell becomes BBC radio chief
James Purnell, the BBC's director of strategy, has been promoted to a new role giving him authority over the corporation's radio output.
The ex-Labour minister will have a newly created role - director, radio and education - after Helen Boaden's retirement as director of radio.
Boaden will leave the BBC in March to take up a fellowship at Harvard.
The BBC said a new director of radio would be recruited to "give creative leadership and focus day-in-day out".
Tony Hall, the BBC's director general, said he wanted "to bring together network Radio, Arts, Music, Learning and... read more
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