BBC Radio Bristol’s Managing Editor Tim Pemberton has been chosen to take a Senior Leadership Development Programme.
Tim is part of six individuals chosen from over 300 applicants to take part in the scheme which is being run in association with the Clore Leadership Programme.
Tim has been a Managing Editor at the BBC for over 12 years. He began his BBC career as a production trainee at BBC Pebble Mill in the West Midlands, before working as a producer at BBC Radio Wales and Senior Producer in Religion & Ethics in Manchester.
His most recent role has been as the Managing Editor of BBC Radio Bristol, where he led a team of 40 staff. Tim was previously the Station Manager at BBC Radio Shropshire and editor of BBC 2002 the Commonwealth Games radio station.
The six BAME Senior Leadership Programme participants, and their placements, are:
- Tim Pemberton, Managing Editor of BBC Radio Bristol
- Serra Tezisler, former HR Business Partner for Ricoh
- Nelson Abbey, who has extensive experience in the financial sector and is a columnist for The Voice newspaper
- Dr Rob Berkeley, former Director of the Runnymede Trust
- Marcelle Moncrieffe-Johnson, BBC Head of HR Support
- Ade Adeluwoye, former Head of Brand for Coca-Cola at marketing agency Zone
The candidates will undertake a 12-month training programme alongside one of the BBC’s board members, including Director-General Tony Hall and James Purnell, Director of Strategy and Digital.
As well as being involved in the running of the BBC at the highest level they will also be trained by the Clore Leadership Programme, the UK’s leadership development initiative for the cultural and creative sectors.
Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, says: “‘I’m excited about this partnership and the difference it’s going to make. For the first time, we’re bringing together the world of broadcasting, with arts and culture, to inspire new ideas – and new leaders. I wish our first fellows, and all our successful candidates, every success.”
Sue Hoyle, Director of the Clore Leadership Programme, says: “The Clore Leadership Programme shares the BBC’s commitment to developing the broadest possible range of talent and enabling people to reach their absolute potential as leaders. We’ve been hugely impressed by the quality of the applicants and the diverse range of experiences they bring with them. I’m excited about the exchange of ideas across the cultural and broadcasting sectors, and the contributions that the BBC participants will make to the programme. We look forward to working with them and to developing our partnership with the BBC.”