The BBC has announced that James Harding has been appointed as Director, BBC News and Current Affairs.
Harding previously worked at The Times where he was editor from 2007 until 2012. Before that he held a number of international posts at the Financial Times. He replaces Helen Boaden who has taken up the role of Director, BBC Radio.
Harding, who will sit on the BBC’s Executive and Management Boards will oversee the BBC’s News and Current Affairs programming. BBC News is the largest broadcast news operation in the world, employing over 8,000 staff working across Network News, English Regions and Global News.