MIRANDA WAYLAND has been appointed as the BBC’s Head of Creative Diversity.
The newly created role, which reports to June Sarpong, Director of Creative Diversity, further demonstrates the BBC’s commitment to leading the way and delivering even more on-air diversity.
In the role, Wayland will champion diversity in the creative community and work with key industry stakeholders to deliver the BBC’s on-screen diversity ambitions, with a specific focus on production, content and suppliers along with partnership within the creative industry.
To complete the Creative Diversity team, the BBC will now recruit for Creative Diversity lead, working across content and commissioning.
The team will work closely with Anne Foster, the BBC’s Head of Workforce Diversity & Inclusion and her team within HR.
Sarpong said: “Miranda is one of the most experienced and talented Diversity leads in the creative sector, her deep knowledge and passion will help to drive forward the inclusive change we wish to see at the BBC and within the industry as a whole.
“I feel incredibly lucky to have her as part of my team.”
Of her appointment Wayland saaid: “I’m thrilled to be working with June to help drive the Creative Diversity strategy for the BBC ensuring the diverse voices and talents within our industry are included and better reflected across our outputs and productions.”
Wayland moves across to content from the BBC’s Workforce Diversity & Inclusion team, where she had been acting Head of Workforce Diversity and Inclusion, having worked in the team as HR Business Partner. She joined the BBC in 2017 as BBC Studios Diversity lead.