BBC chief becomes Bishop Grosseteste University Chair

Roger Mosey, the BBC’s new Editorial Director, has become the Chair of Lincoln’s Bishop Grosseteste University’s Council.

He will take over the role from Haydn Beeken, who is stepping down after completing the maximum eight years in the role.

The appointment will not be his first job role in Lincoln — in 1980 he began his first BBC job as a reporter for BBC Radio Lincolnshire.

He said: “It’s a great honour for me to be asked to serve as Chair of the Council at Bishop Grosseteste University.

“I feel a very close affinity for the city of Lincoln, having begun my BBC career just a short walk from the university campus.

“I’m a believer in the enormous value of education and I’m looking forward to contributing to the development of Bishop Grosseteste University, which is a unique and precious institution.”

As Editorial Director, he leads projects and issues across TV, radio and online.

Previously, he worked as editor of the BBC’s flagship Radio 4 Today programme, controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, Head of BBC Television News and the Director of London 2012.

He also worked extensively on the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2006 FIFA World Cup, and brought Formula One racing back to terrestrial BBC TV.

Reverend Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor at BGU said: “Roger Mosey is a distinguished and award-winning broadcaster and a hugely influential figure in the UK media.

“We are delighted that he will be leading the University Council as we begin the next phase of our development.”

Professor Neil added: “The university is enormously grateful to Haydn Beeken for his skilful chairing of the Council and his committed contribution to the development of the university.”