BBC Studios Factual Productions Installs COO


BBC Studios Factual Productions has tapped Nicola Pinn, formerly director of production within the factual productions, as chief operating officer.

Pinn will take on an expanded role to lead on production and business management across the factual portfolio at BBC Studios as well as all aspects of financial and creative goals, governance and the delivery of key strategic partnerships.

Kate Ward, managing director of BBC Studios Factual Productions, said: “I could not be more delighted that Nicola has agreed to take on this extra responsibility, her vast experience and range of her impact is matched by her deep passion for our productions, our people and our values. I have no doubt that in her expanded role she will continue to ensure that our factual portfolio continues to thrive.”

Meanwhile, Katie Benbow has been appointed director of strategy with a focus on content strategy, content investment, planning and insights. She will work closely with BBC Studios partners in global media and streaming and will also take on the management of the indie partnerships team led by Tom Young.

Ward added: “Katie’s deep knowledge of the production market, experience across production, distribution and branded services, and love of the factual genre make her the perfect strategic lead for us as we look to deliver our ambitious plans for the future.”