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Qadeer appointed BBC Chief People Officer

February 27, 2023

Uzair Qadeer has been appointed as Chief People Officer at the BBC.

Qadeer joins the BBC from Carbon Health, a US healthcare provider, where he was the organisation’s Chief People Officer. Qadeer will sit on the BBC Executive Committee, the Operations Committee, and he will also be a key advisor to the Board Remuneration Committee.

He will report to Leigh Tavaziva, Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility to oversee global human resources capabilities across the BBC Group and for driving the BBC’s employee experience, cultural transformation, and organisational change. Qadeer will be responsible for shaping the organisation’s people strategy and fostering an inclusive BBC in line with its ten-point Diversity and Inclusion plan. Qadeer will also oversee Children in Need, the independently run and governed charity of the BBC.

Qadeer commented: “The BBC is an iconic organisation that is cherished in the UK and respected worldwide. I believe that by curating a world-class employee experience at the BBC, we can effectively drive our ambitious Value for All strategy and unleash breakthroughs for our audiences. I am thrilled and honoured to work alongside our passionate and global teams at the BBC, an organisation that I tremendously admire.”

Tavaziva added: “Uzair’s appointment is an important step as we continue to implement our Value for All strategy and build on our plans to enhance our employee experience. He has an impressive track record of placing people at the heart of an organisation’s success and strives to bring fresh thinking, innovation and a focus on customers to the teams he leads. I am delighted to welcome him to the BBC.”

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