BBC buyer gets 2012 Olympics role

3 August 2009
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04 August 2009 | Jake Kanter

The BBC has appointed a buyer as head of production for its coverage of the 2012 Olympic

Head of sourcing, Jamie Hindhaugh, will be responsible for coordinating the BBC's television, radio and online output for the London games and all its associated events.

He will support the BBC's 2012 director, bringing together divisions to broadcast the Olympic and Paralympic sport, culture, news, events and other related activities over the next three years.

Speaking to SM, Hindhaugh described the role as a "massive and exciting" challenge. "Procurement has given me the core business competencies and network. I run the sourcing for production resources, so I have built the relationships to move across into production," he said.

"The commercial acumen needed for procurement gives you core skills you can transfer to a multitude of things."

He added that the success procurement has achieved building collaborative partnerships with production teams at the BBC helped him secure the role.

Hindhaugh will take up the position in mid-August and will remain head of sourcing for production resources, logistics and operations. It won't impact his responsibilities as incoming chairman of the Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM), a role he starts in January 2010.

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