I would like to be the first on the blogosphere to congratulate Ian Forrester on successfully becoming the new Senior Producer of backstage.bbc.co.uk (which is the new title for my old job).
I left the BBC because after six years I needed a new challenge – but also because I felt that backstage.bbc.co.uk needed some flesh blood to take it to the next level. I’m pleased that Ian got the job, as I know that’s exactly what he’ll do.
Anyone who’s familiar with his organisation of the regular London Geek Dinner events will know he’s Mr Community. He’s also co-organising the BarCampLondon with me too, of course.
Ian brings some fantastic new skills and experience to the post – particularly with his established ties with academia which was something I particularly felt was lacking during my tennure. He is also another strong believer in the merrits and ethos of the BBC having worked for many years on the BBC World Service sites.
I know Ian will be successful in his new job, and I wish him all the very best of luck with it (not that he needs it). Well done mate.
Ian – congratulations buddy
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