BBC Studios Appoints Chief Financial Officer


BBC Studios has officially appointed as chief financial officer Lorraine Burgess, who previously held the position in an interim capacity.

Burgess will sit on BBC Studios’ executive committee and lead the overall financial strategy and teams for the BBC’s commercial arm. Working with CEO Tom Fussell and the executive committee, as well as key BBC Group and external stakeholders, she will help shape strategy to achieve BBC Studios’ commercial ambition.

Prior to joining BBC Studios in July 2021, Burgess was managing director of Green Door Pictures and its associated companies. She previously led digital operations, commercial and corporate development for Endemol Shine Group and held roles at Ingenious Media and Universal Pictures.

Fussell said: “After brilliantly assuming the role as interim for the past few months, I’m thrilled to confirm Lorraine in a permanent capacity. Her extensive commercial, strategic and leadership experience in creative businesses has been invaluable to us over the last few months and will be critical for us as we seek to develop our ambitious growth plans and help deliver increasing commercial revenues for the BBC.”

Burgess added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining BBC Studios on a permanent basis. Under Tom’s leadership, we have put together a rigorous and clear strategy to build commercial revenues over the next few years, and I’m delighted to bring my knowledge of production, distribution and brands globally to help the business achieve this.”