The BBC has announced the appointment of Matthew Postgate as Chief Technology Officer.
Reporting to Managing Director of Finance and Operations, Anne Bulford, Postgate will be responsible for delivering the BBC’s technology strategy, in a role which encompasses the delivery and management of broadcast and enterprise technology infrastructure as well as the Corporation’s IT requirements.
Postgate is currently the BBC’s Controller of R&D where he is responsible for a number of teams working on innovation, internet technologies and operations including the team that will deliver the world’s first UHD (4k) broadcasts over internet (IP) and broadcast technologies (DTT).
Anne Bulford comments: “Matthew knows technology, he knows the BBC and he knows how crucial this role is for the BBC. He has all the qualities needed to excel in this position and I know he will bring innovation, expertise and value to the BBC. I would also like to thank Peter Coles for his excellent stewardship of the team over the year as interim CTO.”
Matthew Postgate will start as CTO on Monday 28 July.