The Week: People news - Arthur promoted at BBC

BBC Worldwide has promoted Marcus Arthur, the head of BBC Magazines London, to the position of managing director of global brands.

In his new role, he will lead the expansion of properties including Top Gear and Lonely Planet around the world, and retain his current responsibility for infrastructure delivery on the BBC Worldwide websites radiotimes.com, bbcgoodfood.com and topgear.com. Arthur starts the new job and will take a position on the BBC Worldwide board on 31 March, reporting to John Smith, the chief executive of BBC Worldwide.