BBC Worldwide's director of new ventures and strategy has quit
after a review of the corporation's commercial arm.
Jeremy Mayhew, credited with creating beeb.com and beeb.net, left last
week to 'pursue career opportunities elsewhere,' a statement said.
Mayhew joined in 1995 as director of new media, in charge of overseeing
the division's internet and multimedia publishing businesses. Four years
later he became new ventures and strategy director, tasked with
strategic planning, driving growth and developing commercial
One of Mayhew's final acts was to lead the division's contribution to
the review, under which his position was made redundant.
BBC Worldwide director of comms Janie Ironside Wood said the central
six-strong new ventures and strategy unit had been disbanded and staff
redeployed to Worldwide's operating units, which include consumer
publishing, international TV and education.