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BBC Studios names chief operating officer

UK pubcaster BBC has named former BBC Productions exec Anna Mallett (pictured) as chief operating officer of its production division, BBC Studios, effective immediately.
January 14, 2016

The BBC has named former BBC Productions exec Anna Mallett (pictured) as chief operating officer of its production division, BBC Studios, effective immediately.

In her new post, Mallett will be responsible for driving British creative content. She will oversee the operational elements of the studio’s pan UK division while working closely with the operations, finance, production management and commercial departments.

Mallett will also take her seat on the BBC Studios Board alongside Mark Freeland, controller of fiction and entertainment; Natalie Humphreys, controller of factual and daytime production; Katie Taylor, UK controller of entertainment production; and Wendy Darke, head of natural history.

After joining the UK pubcaster in 2006 as controller of business strategy, Mallett was tapped as CEO of BBC Studios and Post Production – the pubcaster’s ancillary commercial unit providing studios, post production and digital media services to the media industry – in 2012 before rising to director and project lead at BBC Production.

Prior to the BBC, Mallett spent seven years as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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