NWDA Chief Exec to Take Up New Role for BBC at MediaCityUK
Deputy Chief Executive of the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) – Ian Haythornthwaite – is leaving the organisation this summer for a new role with the BBC, and will be based at MediaCityUK in Salford Quays.
Mr Haythornthwaite, who has been in his current role with the NWDA since February 2004, will become the broadcaster’s new Director of Finance and Sports Rights at BBC North.
According to TheBusinessDesk, he said:
“I feel privileged to have been part of so many projects and programmes that are making a real difference to the North West, particularly Ancoats in East Manchester and in supporting Cumbria through the recent floods.
“However, the time is now right for me to take on a new challenge and I’m very excited to become part of BBC North. I’ve always been an advocate for the North West, so this role is a great opportunity for me to continue to be part of something that will benefit the whole of the North.”
It is understood that Mr Haythornthwaite will be based at the acclaimed MediaCityUK office and studio development in Salford Quays, near Manchester.
The BBC have acquired three buildings there and will be moving several departments – including Children’s, Sport and Five Live – out of London to the new Salford Quays location.
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