Zarin Patel, a former KPMG accountant, will succeed John Smith as FD and be in charge of the group’s annual operating expenditure, which totals some £4bn.
Patel’s appointment comes in the wake of several senior departures at the corporation.
The BBC said Patel would lead planning, corporate reporting and financial strategy under the new management regime.
Patel joined the BBC in 1998 as Group Financial Controller. Previous positions include being Head of Revenue Management, responsible for the collectrion of the licence fee.
Her predecessor said she would make a ‘vital contribution’ to her new post.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016