Grant Welland

Chief Operating Officer (COO)


Reporting to Marcus Arthur, UKTV CEO and President of BBC Studios UK & Ireland, Grant works across the full UK business, with a focus on the strategic and commercial direction of UKTV, and its alignment with BBC Studios as it continues to grow.

Grant also leads on pan-BBC Studios projects for branded services, working with colleagues across the international regions. In addition, he chairs the BBC Studios Branded Services Group to identify and deliver cross-region opportunities for improvements in this area.

Grant has extensive industry experience having spent six years as Executive Vice President, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EVP, CEMA) in Global Distribution at BBC Studios. During his tenure he led a significant expansion of branded services across the region, while also growing the content and format sales business. Prior to this, Grant held group and regional finance director positions at BBC Worldwide and roles in corporate finance, strategy and business development at the BBC and Fox.