The BBC has found the next Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four.
Kim Shillinglaw, currently the BBC’s Head of Science and Natural History Commissioning, has been appointed to the position which became vacant after Janice Hadlow stepped down earlier this year. She takes the reins from Acting Controller Adam Barker, who has been serving in the capacity since February 2014.
As Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four Kim Shillinglaw will be responsible for the output of both channels. BBC Four Channel Editor Cassian Harrison will report to Shillinglaw, who will also take a place on BBC Television’s Board alongside the other channel controllers.
“BBC Two has always been one of the most creative channels in the world, with a huge range of quality programming”, said Kim Shillinglaw. “I’m delighted and honoured by the prospect of working with the best of our British talent and programme makers; I look forward to taking it and BBC Four to the next phase of great, thought-provoking and lively TV for British audiences.”
While Danny Cohen, the BBC’s Director of Television, added: “Kim has proved herself to be an exceptional creative at the BBC. She has an eye for scale and the bigger picture and seeks out distinctive, high-quality ideas. BBC Two is in fantastic shape and I’m looking forward to seeing the channel blossom further under Kim’s leadership.”