Tim Davie takes up BBC audio role

LONDON - BBC communications and marketing director Tim Davie has been appointed as the corporation's director of audio and music.

Tim Davie...new BBC audio role
Tim Davie...new BBC audio role

He replaces Jenny Abramsky, who is leaving to become chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Davie will oversee a budget of £200 million across all BBC radio stations.

He said: 'As a passionate advocate of radio, I am excited by the challenge of continuing to deliver not only distinctive BBC services, but also to support the growth of the medium as a whole across traditional and digital platforms.'

Davie joined the BBC in 2005, before which he worked as vice president of marketing and franchise at PepsiCo Europe.