The BBC said on Wednesday that it has appointed Chinny Okolidoh its director of diversity and inclusion to lead the UK public broadcaster’s diversity efforts and strategy. She will take up the role “later this year”.
Okolidoh will “take responsibility for ensuring diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything the BBC does” and that the organization “exactly reflects the audience it serves, both on and off the show”, the broadcaster said. figure says. “The role combines the BBC’s Workforce and Creative Diversity responsibilities to ensure strategic oversight of all of the BBC’s diversity commitments. Leading and growing the BBC’s diverse and inclusive team, Chinny will work with directors and their teams across the BBC, including on content, news, studios and countries, to promote best method. ”
She will also oversee the development and implementation of initiatives involving online and production talent representation, operating instructions, diversity and inclusion training programs, and metrics to measure. measure progress.
Today, the director of diversity, equality and inclusion at L’Oréal (UK and Ireland), the executive “has a track record of creating an inclusive work culture and has led initiatives diversity and inclusion strategies at a range of organisations, the BBC said.
Leigh Tavaziva, BBC executive director noted: “I am delighted that Chinny Okolidoh will be joining the BBC. Making sure the BBC is a true reflection of the public we serve – on and off the screen – has never been more important. I know Chinny’s experience and passion will help us masterfully build on the progress we’ve made to improve representation across the industry. “
Okolidoh said: “I am delighted to be joining the BBC and honored to be working with this amazing team to continue making progress in the BBC’s commitment to reflect and represent the UK’s diversity. “I look forward to building on the great work that has been done so far and continuing to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything the BBC does to inform, educate and entertain. for millions of people in the UK and around the world.”