Bob Shennan has been appointed Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. He joins the BBC next month; Shennan was previously head of Channel 4’s radio division and Controller of Radio 5 Live.
He will report to Tim Davie, the BBC's Director of Audio & Music. In a statement, Davie said: "Bob is an outstanding leader with extensive radio experience and a proven track record in station management. Bob's energy, enthusiasm and passion for Radio 2 will ensure that the station remains creative and vibrant."
Shennan added: "Radio 2 is the cornerstone of UK Radio. 6 Music is at the forefront of digital radio. It is a privilege to be asked to lead the extraordinary creative forces of both stations."
Bob was Director of Radio at Channel 4 from April 2008, where he led the strategic planning for Channel 4's diversification into radio, developing three new Radio station concepts; E4 Radio/4Music Radio/Channel 4 Radio. Previously, he was Controller of Radio 5 Live from 2000 to 2008. Overseeing the launch of sister network, 5 Live Sports Extra and also had managerial responsibility for the BBC Asian Network.
He is also Deputy Chair, Fellow and Trustee of the Radio Academy.