BBC shares Group HR Director role between two leaders

Wendy Aslett and Rachel Currie have jointly been appointed to the role of BBC Group HR Director.

Wendy and Rachel replace Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth who leaves the BBC at the end of October.

Both are already at the BBC – Wendy is currently HR Director for the Nations and Regions, while Rachel is HR Director for Content, Radio and Education.

Starting from the 1 November, they will carry out the role on a shared basis, each working three days a week. They will report into Group Managing Director, Bob Shennan, and sit on the BBC Executive Committee.

Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, says: “Rachel and Wendy are very talented and experienced HR professionals. They’ve worked with some of our biggest and most varied creative teams across the BBC. I’m delighted they’re going to be working together, and they’ll be fantastic in the role.”

Wendy Aslett and Rachel Currie say: “We feel incredibly privileged to be part of the leadership of the BBC at such an exciting and challenging time. We inherit a brilliant HR team who we know are as passionate about the BBC as we are and as committed to creating a BBC that is the best place to work in the media industry.”