Paul Davies joins the BBC from Microsoft

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Consumer Marketing Director at Microsoft, Paul Davies, has been hired as the BBC's director of marketing and audiences for content, radio and education.

Davies will leave the tech giant in March to take up his role at the broadcaster. He has spent the last 13 years at Microsoft, and was promoted to Consumer Marketing Director in 2016. He is also the host of the 'Makers of the Universe' creativity podcast.

Davies will oversee the marketing and audience teams across the divisions of content, radio and education. They include all the corporation's TV and radio stations, as well as the iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

Kerris Bright, BBC Chief Customer Officer, said: "I’m delighted that Paul will be joining us in such a pivotal role as we reinvent the BBC for a new generation. Paul is a proven marketing leader with creative flair and tech expertise, and he will bring a fresh and future-focused perspective to the BBC marketing team."