The BBC has appointed Richard Deverell, currently children’s controller, as chief operating officer of BBC North.
He will report directly to Peter Salmon, BBC North director. The post will be based in Salford once the Media City development is finished in 2011.
While starting his new role, he will continue to oversee BBC children’s until 2010.
According to the BBC: ‘Richard will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic and operational infrastructure for BBC North.
‘He will help ensure the right technology, structure, ways of working and talent are in place to deliver the BBC’s ambitions as it seeks to create the most advanced broadcasting centre in the world at Salford Quays.”
Deverell joined the BBC in 1992.