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UKTV’s Nicola Greaves to become BBC Studios EVP Global Operations

Nicola Greaves

BBC Studios (BBCS) has promoted the director of technology & operations at its UK-based networks arm UKTV to become EVP of global operations.

Nicola Greaves will reporting into BBCS’s COO Martyn Freeman and will oversee the management, strategy and delivery of BBCS content for its branded services division.

The branded services arm houses BBCS’s global channels business, UK-focused UKTV – which is behind UK networks such as Dave, Alibi and Gold – and the distribution business, which oversees global sales delivery, content and business operations, as well as archive.

Greaves will continue to oversee UKTV’s technology and operations activity, with a ‘dotted line’ report to Marcus Arthur, UKTV’s CEO.

She will also remain on UKTV’s executive leadership team and is to be assisted by UKTV’s yet-to-be appointed director of content services.

Greaves joined UKTV in 2013 and before that held leadership roles at Red Bee Media, following a career in medical publishing. She starts her new post in mid-April.

Freeman said: “Nicola’s smart strategic insight, in-depth operational expertise and her wealth of experience in the industry managing high-performing teams, made her the ideal candidate for this role. I’m looking forward to her joining the Studios team and helping to shape our operational and technological future.”

Greaves added: “It’s an exciting time to join the Global Operations team as we take on the challenge of supporting BBC Studios ambitious growth targets, by delivering content and channel services in the most effective and sustainable manner through process improvements and our continuing investment in people and technology.”

The appointment follows a rejig at BBCS’s content sales arm that saw long-standing global distribution president Paul Dempsey being replaced by Americas chief Rebecca Glashow. Dempsey will take up the newly created position of director of performance.

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