In October 2012, Tim Davie was announced as the incoming Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide and took up his post in April 2013. In April 2018, BBC Worldwide merged with the BBC’s production arm to form BBC Studios.
He was made Acting BBC Director-General on 10 November 2012.
Prior to this Tim was Director of BBC Audio & Music where he had overall responsibility for the BBC’s national radio services including Radios 1, 2, 3, 4 and its digital services as well as music output and performing groups.
Tim was appointed to the role of Director, Audio & Music on 1 September 2008.
Previously he was Director of the BBC's Marketing, Communications & Audiences division from April 2005 and before that Vice President, Marketing and Franchise, PepsiCo Europe.
In April, 2017 Tim was appointed to the new BBC Executive Board.
He read English at Cambridge University and from there joined Procter and Gamble.
He is the Chairman of Comic Relief, Trustee of the Tate and Trustee of the Royal Television Society and Chairman of the Creative Industries Council. Tim was appointed CBE in 2018 for services to International Trade.