Speaker Alice Webb

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Alice Webb

Director, BBC Children's & Education

BBC Children's

Alice Webb is Director, BBC Children’s, responsible for all aspects of the BBC’s Children’s services – including being responsible for the UK’s two most popular networks for youngest audiences, CBeebies and CBBC.  With over 8,000 hours of children’s content each year, together with iPlayer, apps, interactive and multimedia content the BBC’s children’s services reach 69% of UK children under the age of 12 each month.

Alice leads the production and operations of BBC Children’s – including 450 staff based at MediaCityUK, Salford.

Formerly, Chief Operating Officer (COO), BBC England, Alice was responsible for overseeing all aspects of technology, people, workspace, migration and ways of working across the BBC sites in Salford, Bristol and Birmingham – including orchestrating the successful move of key BBC departments including Sport, BBC Children's, 5 live and BBC Learning to Salford, in the biggest BBC move outside London in its history.

Before joining the BBC Alice was at PA Consulting Group for five years where she worked with organisations including Orange, The Cabinet Office, Reuters and Deutsche Bank. 

Alice’s first career was as a chartered civil engineer working on water, wastewater and tunnelling projects in the UK and overseas.

Speaking at: Defined by Change: Public broadcasting speeds up to keep up; 30 Minutes with... Alice Webb, BBC Children's


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