Nicola Greaves expands remit to become BBC Studios’ EVP Global Operations

Nicola Greaves

Tuesday 15th February, 2022

Nicola Greaves has been given an expanded remit which will see her become BBC Studios' Executive Vice President Global Operations.

Reporting to Martyn Freeman, BBC Studios' Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Nicola will oversee the management, strategy and delivery of BBC Studios content for its Branded Services (encompassing Global Channels and UKTV) and Distribution businesses. This includes responsibility for Global Sales Delivery, Content Operations, Localisation Services, Playout & Distribution, Content Security, Business Operations, Archive Operations and Post Production.

Martyn Freeman said:

Nicola's smart strategic insight, in-depth operational expertise and her wealth of experience in the industry managing high-performing teams, made her the ideal candidate for this role. I'm looking forward to her joining the Studios team and helping to shape our operational and technological future.

Nicola Greaves added:

It's an exciting time to join the Global Operations team as we take on the challenge of supporting BBC Studios ambitious growth targets, by delivering content and channel services in the most effective and sustainable manner through process improvements and our continuing investment in people and technology.

Alongside her new responsibilities, Nicola will continue to oversee UKTV's Technology & Operations, with a dotted line report to Marcus Arthur, UKTV's CEO, and she will remain on UKTV's Executive Leadership Team. She will receive additional support from the Director of Content Services, UKTV who will report to Nicola. This is a new role, for which the recruitment process will open shortly. At UKTV, Nicola has been instrumental in delivering consistently outstanding operational performance together with re-shaping the broadcaster's technology estate and driving its adoption of supply chain architecture and the cloud.

Nicola joined UKTV in 2013 and has extensive industry experience in broadcast operations, business strategy and technology. Prior to working at UKTV, Nicola held leadership roles at Red Bee Media following a career in medical publishing.

Nicola will start in her new post in mid-April.


For more information, please contact:

Kerry Goode, Director of Communications, UKTV and Head of Communications, BBC Studios Distribution UK

Rebecca Gresley-Jones, Corporate Communications Manager, UKTV


About BBC Studios

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