'BBC Promotes Joanna Abeyie to Permanent Head of Creative

Abeyie to Permanent Head of Creative


has appointed its interim head of creative diversity, Joanna Abeyie, to the role permanently

According to

an internal note from group chief operating office Leigh Tavaziva and chief content officer Charlotte

Media diversity

and inclusion practitioner Abeyie was brought in in April to replace June Sarpong, who spearheaded

Abeyie will

report to the BBC’s incoming director of diversity and inclusion, Chinny Okolidoh, who is

She will

also work closely with Moore and director of nations Rhodri Talfan-Davies

She is

also joint secretary of the the Creative Diversity All-Party Parliamentary Group, which she helped establish

In 2020,

Abeyie was awarded an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to

“She will

support commissioners with editorial decisions as well as leaders across the organisation to improve diversity

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