John Tate, Director of Policy and Strategy, Chairman of BBC Studios and Post Production, BBC
John Tate is the BBC's Director of Policy & Strategy and Chairman of the BBC's Studios and Post Production business.
His team's policy work supports the Corporation's main regulatory relationships including with the BBC Trust and Ofcom, while its strategy work generates analysis and insight on the entire range of BBC activities for use centrally and within the BBC divisions.
John oversees the strategy and policy of Global News including the World Service and the BBC's commercial subsidiary BBC World News. He sits on the board of BBC Commercial Holdings.
He has responsibility for the BBC Group Project Management Office, the BBC's Audience Measurement function and its associated contracts, and the BBC's environment function.
BBC Studios and Post Production (S&PP) is the largest studios and post facilities provider in the UK, offering world-class creative and technical production solutions to the media industry.
Before joining the BBC, John was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and subsequently PA Consulting Group, where he specialised in strategy development and implementation.
Between PA and McKinsey, John worked in, and went on to run, the Opposition Policy Unit, working with the Shadow Cabinet and writing various published reports.
John took a first class degree from Essex University and an MPhil from The Queen's College, Oxford.
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