BBC World News managing director leaves to “recharge batteries”


The managing director of BBC World News Anne Barnard is resigning from the post after 14 years with the BBC, reports Media Guardian.

Barnard, who joined BBC World in 2000, has been managing director for 18 months, previously working at chief operating officer. She told staff she was leaving so she could she could “refresh, take a bit more personal time, travel a bit and recharge some batteries” before seeking a new career move.

Editorial director Sian Kevill will take on Barnard’s responsibilities.

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