BBC Scotland chief steps down

One of the BBC’s top executives is to quit his job as controller of network development for nations and regions at BBC Scotland.

Colin Cameron has resigned to seek “new opportunities”. He will leave later this month and it is understood that he has not yet lined up a new job.

Cameron took over his current role in 2001 after nine years as head of documentary features in Glasgow.

He had notable successes at the BBC as a director and producer – including That’s Life, Everyman, Brass Tacks, and Black & White. He created On The Line and Heart of the Matter.

As head of documentary features for BBC Television from 1987 to 1991, Cameron initiated Have I Got News For You.At BBC Scotland, he was executive producer of the reality series Castaway 2000. Earlier this year he lost out to Ken MacQuarrie for the post of controller of BBC Scotland.

By Hamish Mackay

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