Tony Hall starts new job as BBC Director General

Lord Hall, DG of BBCTony Hall began his first day at work by setting out his vision for the corporation as it looks to put the Savile scandal behind them.

In an email released to all staff today, Hall speaks about the ‘next chapter’ for the BBC. Hall was appointed director-general following the resignation of George Entwistle in November 2012. Tim Davie had been overseeing the top job on an interim basis.

“In the coming weeks, I will set out how we can all shape the next chapter for the BBC as we move towards our centenary in 2022. Later this year I will share my thinking with the Trust before outlining our new ambitions for the BBC.

Recent times have been difficult for the BBC, but obviously far more so for those directly affected by these events. We are learning the lessons and thanks to the hard work of staff across the organisation under Tim’s excellent leadership, the BBC has moved forward. “

Hall had previously been chief executive at the Royal Opera House for 12 years. Prior to this he was previously employed by the BBC working in the news division.