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BBC brings in CPL, Arrow Media exec Beresford for commissioning talent role

UK pubcaster the BBC has hired Dawn Beresford as director of talent, commissioning.

Dawn Beresford

Beresford joins the Beeb from UK prodco CPL Productions and fellow London-based firm Arrow International Media, where she has been working as head of talent and talent advisor respectively.

With a range of experience across the media industry in areas including talent development, commissioning and production, Beresford also offers training and consultancy to a wide range of TV and radio companies and bodies.

In her new job, Beresford will develop and lead plans to drive the strategy for commissioning roles at the BBC, working closely with the senior creative team and also focusing on indie relations, resourcing and creative diversity.

Charlotte Moore, chief content officer at the BBC, said: “Dawn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise and will help us continue to find and nurture the best commissioning teams at the BBC, as well as lead our work with partners across the sector to strengthen our commitment to skills and talent.”

Beresford will join the BBC in mid-October.

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