MUMBAI: David Jordan, who was the BBC's chief adviser, politics
has been appointed as the new controller of editorial policy.
Jordan succeeds Stephen Whittle, who retires from the BBC in December
2005. He said: "I look forward to the opportunity of developing
Editorial Policy's partnership with programme makers to continue
the tradition of robust, creative, cutting edge programmes."
BBC deputy DG Mark Byford added: "David's experience, wisdom
and judgement will be key assets in his new role. He will be a strong
supporter of courage, flair and creativity and he will lead an editorial
policy team focussed on helping programme makers achieve their aims
within a robust editorial framework."