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BBC Worldwide reorganises digital as Heaf exits

BBC Worldwide said it remains committed to its digital strategy in the wake of the departure of Dan Heaf.

Digital boss Heaf has left the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, sparking a rejig of the division he was running. His role will not be replaced and his seven-strong team will all report into different departmental managers at Worldwide.

The changes will include BBC.com content boss Matthew Littleford reporting to chief content officer Helen Jackson, and digital commercial director Simon Danker to Marcus Arthur, president, BBC Worldwide UK and ANZ.

Heaf is exiting Worldwide after four years to become senior VP, digital commerce, at fashion brand Burberry.

A Worldwide spokesman said the organisation remains committed to digital following the internal changes. “Digital is as important, if not more so, than it has been in the past,” she said. “BBC Worldwide is not moving away from its digital strategy.”