As part of its restructuring exercise, BBC has combined the
functions of chief operating officer and the chief financial
officer under one person.
Bulford has been made MD finance and operations, making her
run the twin roles of COO and CFO.
who will sit on the BBC's Executive and Worldwide Boards,
will oversee the finance, operations, technology, legal, risk
and assurance and property functions. The role will also cover
commercial rights and business affairs.
appointment follows the announcement last year that the BBC's
current CFO Zarin Patel will be stepping down. It also follows
the closure of the COO post last September.
DG Tony Hall said, "Anne's appointment is another significant
step towards building a senior management team with the creative
and strategic skills to lead the BBC for the next decade.
She is a remarkable talent with a very impressive track record
and we are very lucky to have secured her skills for the BBC
in such a competitive market. I would also like to thank Zarin
for her excellent stewardship of the Finance division over
the last eight years."
is currently Channel 4 COO. She said, "I am really looking
forward to returning to the BBC. I have such great respect
for the organisation and cannot wait to come back and be a
part of the new management team. I am also very pleased to
be working with Tony once again."
begins her new role this summer. She will be paid a total
package of £395,000.