Lead Project Manager for BBC Scotland
D-I works with a range of senior stakeholders delivering a portfolio of projects. Amongst them is the new BBC Scotland Channel. BBC Scotland has been on a transformation journey and continues to evolve to keep pace with a fast paced media industry and landscape. Specifically, D-I leads on a range of projects including the development of an Out of Glasgow Strategy; he leads on major events; he works with colleagues across the UK to base more roles in Scotland and is the senior manager responsible for Health & Safety for BBC Scotland.
Immediately prior to this role, D-I led a review of the BBC’s off-air talent developing a strategy to address the attendant issues relating to IR35 and other legislative changes. This task was a part of his role as Group Head of Talent where, working with other Resourcing & Talent colleagues across the BBC, the team oversaw the attraction and allocation of the UK’s best production talent onto BBC Productions. The development of talent and the championing of diversity & new entrants has been a key aspect of his working life at the BBC, where, amongst other initiatives he worked with the Stephen Lawrence Foundation to create an entry level scheme in the BBC, called the Stephen Lawrence Traineeship.
Beyond working in the people and talent attraction area, D-I has worked in a range of production roles across a wide array of programmes across television and radio, as well as presenting programmes in his early career.