The BBC has restructured its internal communications team as part
of director-general Greg Dyke's reforms.
The 26-strong team, which was previously part of the corporate affairs
directorate, forms part of a newly-created human resources and internal
communications arm, headed by director Gareth Jones.
Four communication consultant roles have been created within the
division to cover specialist areas, including helping with business
literacy and improving manager and team relationships.
These posts have been filled by Rebecca Salmon, who joins from Royal
Mail, Kate Smith, previously employee communications manager at
One2-One, Janet Robinson, who joins from Circle 33 Housing Trust and Zoe
Kleinman, previously in Southampton University's comms department.
Tim Biggs, a lead consultant with William Mercer, has also joined to
take on the role of planning partner, which includes advising drama,
entertainment and children's director Alan Yentob on internal
Last month, the BBC announced the creation of a strategic communications
unit as part of Dyke's drive to create 'one BBC' (PRWeek, 6 April).
The six-strong team is to co-ordinate external communications across
departments. David May was recruited from Channel 4, where he was
strategic communications adviser, to head the unit.