Exec Changes at BBC Worldwide


Tobi de Graaff has been tapped for a new commissioning and co-production role at BBC Worldwide, with Nick Percy succeeding him as executive VP for Western Europe.

As director of commissioning and co-production, de Graaff will report to Helen Jackson, the chief content officer at BBC Worldwide. He will be responsible for developing and executing commercial strategies for premium content.

“I’m delighted that Tobi will be bringing his huge experience and understanding of the changing sales landscape to our premium production partners in this pivotal new role,” Jackson said.

Percy will now oversee the Western European business, covering Benelux, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy and the Nordics. His remit includes the Northern European channels portfolio and production bases in France, Germany and the Nordics.

Paul Dempsey, president of global markets at BBC Worldwide, noted, “Nick is a successful leader whose understanding of the increasingly complex European landscape makes him perfectly suited to growing our business across these important markets.”