BBC has announced the appointment of Barbara Slater as the
new director of BBC Sport.
is currently head of sport production for BBC and one of Britain's
most experienced producers. She has held senior roles for
the BBC at many of the biggest sports events in the world,
including Wimbledon, the Open and Masters Golf, successive
Olympics and Commonwealth Games, the Grand National, Ascot
and the Derby.
will take over the reins from Roger Mosey, who has been appointed
as BBC Director of London 2012, to become leader of BBC Sport
as it takes on the Winter Olympics, the World Cup and the
transition of BBC Sport to its new home in Media City Salford.
says, "I am thrilled to have this opportunity to lead
BBC Sport at such an exciting and challenging time, that includes
leading the Division to its new home at the heart of BBC North
and also ensuring BBC Sport plays its part in making the 2012
Games the success they deserve to be."
will now lead teams who will play a major role in broadcasting
the London 2012 Olympics and who already have an exciting
roster of sports rights already in the locker huge
events that are at the heart of the BBC's relationship with
is also the moment BBC Sport itself enters a phase, at the
heart of a new family of services, including Radio 5 Live
and Children's, that will move to Salford to become a core
part of BBC North in 2011.
UK pubcaster is about to start a new decade of digital sports
broadcasting across all platforms.