Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability
Diversity & Inclusion
Background is no barrier at BBC Studios. From top to bottom, we strive to represent the diverse audiences we serve, delivering outstanding creative work and providing safe, inclusive spaces for all.
Our three-pronged ‘Embed, Educate, Elevate’ approach to Diversity & Inclusion has created a global network of advocates, shared inspiring stories, and empowered our people through mentoring, training and support. Valuing difference is how we ensure everyone at BBC Studios feels able to do their best work.
At BBC Studios, we bring the wonders of the natural world to screens across the globe, but we must take care of it off-screen too.
Transitioning to green energy, we’re undergoing a process of decarbonisation, guided by science, to reach our net-zero target by 2030 — acting now, we can make a difference.
As the world’s most creative organisation, we are committed to being diverse, inclusive and sustainable: reflecting our audiences across the UK and globally, connecting with new generations and perspectives, and respecting our planet.
More than just words on a page, our values set out what we stand for and inform everything we do. They define what you can expect from the BBC, and what the BBC expects from you – helping us to build a BBC that is creative, inclusive and full of opportunity.
Audiences, Creativity, Trust, Respect and Accountability are at the heart of our organisation. We are One BBC.
Our six values
Our values help build a BBC that is creative, inclusive and full of opportunity. A culture where we’re all connected - to our audiences and to each other.
AUDIENCES are at the heart of everything we do
CREATIVITY is the lifeblood of our organisation
TRUST is the foundation of the BBC - we’re independent, impartial and truthful
We RESPECT each other - we’re kind, and we champion inclusivity
We are ACCOUNTABLE and deliver work of the highest quality
We are ONE BBC - we collaborate, learn and grow together
Meet our people
We're people like Andy Fernandez
Andy, who brings a fresh look and approach to every project as a Senior Producer in Singapore.
"My career in TV production began in Bombay back in 1994 and five years later I moved to a cable and satellite television network in Singapore. I fell in love with the city and have been here ever since. I did spend a few months with a production house, but broadcast has always been my thing. Nine years ago I joined BBC Worldwide as a Producer and I haven't looked back, continually developing my broadcast skills and growing my career."
"What I really enjoy about my job is that I have both production and management responsibilities: I'm involved in producing promotional videos, mainly for On Air but also for Sales and Marketing, but I also guide and direct creative decisions and oversee the team's workflow. The opportunity to work with premium, quality-based programming on a daily basis is all the motivation you need, and I try to bring a fresh look and approach to every project – I really put my heart and soul into every job, staying positive even when things don't go so well. I also enjoy the working culture. There's mutual respect throughout the whole team and I'm always learning from others."
We're people like Chris Cole
Chris, whose entrepreneurial talents enable him to brainstorm ideas and fight fires as Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships/Projects in New York.
"Before I joined BBC Worldwide, I spent 14 years as an executive producer and a year as part of the BBC's commissioning team. This involved working with both in-house and independent productions in the USA and UK, and delivering science and natural history projects across BBC channels. It's great to compliment and use that experience in the commercial world. My role has allowed me to develop my interests in factual entertainment, and with BBC Worldwide, you're guaranteed great content, a great brand and great people – all rolled up into one organisation."
"I'm responsible for developing and driving strategic business growth for our factual content in North America including sales, co-productions and front list SVOD. It's about being positive, creative and entrepreneurial, and there's a lot to my role from supporting my team to brainstorming ideas on how to get the best deal done. I talk to clients, solve problems, fight fires... and generally make stuff happen! If I were to pick one highlight from my three years here, it would be negotiating a new co-production output deal with the Public Broadcasting Service in America to support the BBC's pipeline of great factual content."
We're people like Orlando Turner
Orlando, whose role as an AV Systems Engineer has allowed him to learn from the best talent in the industry.
We're people like Ellie Pullan
Ellie, a Programming Executive on the Digital Children’s team, who helps to facilitate various teams' KPIs through supporting digital-first campaigns.
We're people like Jay Jaxon
Jay, who's a problem-solver extraordinaire as Operations Director in Miami.
"Operations in Miami provides end-to-end support to our Latin America region. That means ensuring our content is secure and our people are safe, providing playout and distribution to our channels business, creating cost-efficient, sustainable and reliant workflows to the sales content team - and anything else the region needs. You can imagine how much of my day is spent solving problems; it really keeps me on my toes."
"I started in live events before moving into the music business as an audio engineer. I then moved into TV and the rest, as they say, is history. I've been witness to some fascinating changes as we've moved from tape to tapeless, from tapeless to file-based environments, from linear TV to non-linear and video on demand platforms."
"I decided to develop my career on the Operations side of the business and I've been at BBC Worldwide for two and a half years now. I've been fortunate to be able to build an incredible team around me, the people here really are first class. While I might have been around a bit I'm still learning, particularly on developing my leadership skills and technical knowledge."
We're people like Rosie Thomas
Rosie, whose favourite part of her job as a Producer of Green Planet is the opportunity learn and travel.