BBC appoints group HR directors in job share

Rachel Currie (left) and Wendy Aslett to share the group HRD role at the BBC. Photos: BBC

The BBC has jointly appointed Wendy Aslett and Rachel Currie to the role of group HR director, replacing Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth, chief HR officer, who leaves at the end of October.

Aslett and Currie both have extensive experience in HR roles at the BBC. Aslett is currently HR director for the nations and regions, while Currie is HR director for content, radio and education.

In a joint statement, Wendy Aslett and Rachel Currie said: “We feel incredibly privileged to be part of the leadership of the BBC at such an exciting and challenging time.

“We inherit a brilliant HR team who we know are as passionate about the BBC as we are and as committed to creating a BBC that is the best place to work in the media industry.”

From 1 November, they will share the group HR director role, each working three days a week. They will report into group managing director Bob Shennan and sit on the BBC executive committee.

Tony Hall, BBC director-general, said: “Rachel and Wendy are very talented and experienced HR professionals. They’ve worked with some of our biggest and most varied creative teams across the BBC. I’m delighted they’re going to be working together, and they’ll be fantastic in the role.”

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