Anne Morrison is Director of the BBC Academy, the BBC's centre for training. The Academy houses the Colleges of Journalism, Production, Leadership and the Centre of Technology, and its portfolio includes face-to-face courses, online resources and development initiatives. As well as training BBC staff the Academy works with the wider broadcasting industry on a commercial basis and also shares some of its resources without charge. Anne took up the Director's post in June 2009 and launched the BBC Academy later that year.
Previously she was Programme Director of the Network Supply Review; planning and overseeing the dramatic growth of BBC network television from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Anne's background is principally in television production; starting as a producer/director and rising to become Controller, Documentaries and Contemporary Factual at the BBC; responsible for 1000 staff and over £100 million in programme budgets. Under her leadership, this factual TV production department made programmes as diverse as Dunkirk, The Secret Policeman, The Queen's Golden Jubilee, One Life, Mischief, What Not to Wear and relaunched Top Gear.
Anne was educated in Belfast and at Churchill College, Cambridge.
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