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How we are governed
How we are governed
The BBC World Service Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of experts with backgrounds in business, international development and the media, and representatives from the wider BBC. View Board of Trustees
The BBC World Service Trust is managed by a Senior Management Team, lead by the Director, Caroline Nursey.
The Senior Management Team
Caroline Nursey, Director
Caroline Nursey is Director of the BBC World Service Trust. She joined the Trust in March 2009 from Oxfam GB, where she held a number of Director-level roles based both at Oxfam HQ and in the field. Read more


She manages a Senior Management Team, comprised of:

David Mowbray, Acting Regional Director, Africa
David is responsible for the BBC World Service Trust's work in Africa. David joined the World Service Trust in 2008 as Country Director for Sudan, taking over as Regional Director for Africa later the same year. David has had a diverse career, from elementary particle physicist to development communicator. Read more

Caroline Howie, Regional Director, Asia
Caroline is Interim Director of the BBC World Service Trust. Her permanent role is as Regional Director for Asia. She came from BBC World, where she was head of news for nearly five years. Caroline's background is in programme making and management. She joined the BBC World Service in 1987, working in news and current affairs. In 1991, Caroline was one of the team that set up BBC World (BBC World Service TV as it was then). In 1998 she moved to the domestic news channel, BBC News 24 as editor of its award-winning nightly interview show, HARDtalk with Tim Sebastian. Read more

Simon Derry, Regional Director, Central Asia and the Caucasus, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East
Simon is responsible for the BBC World Service Trust's work in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He also manages the BBC World Service Trust's work in Afghanistan. Simon began his work in the international communications for development field by working as editor and manager for the BBC Pashto and Persian Service and the Afghan Education Projects in Peshawar. Read more

Dr Gerry Power, Director of Research and Learning
Gerry is responsible for audience research and evaluation for the BBC World Service Trust, overseeing projects in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Before joining the BBC World Service Trust, Gerry conducted strategic research to inform policy and decision-making at the most senior level of organisations throughout the world, including the United States Information Agency, the National Council for Science and Technology, the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Irish Industrial Development Authority. Read more

Awo Ablo, Director of Business Development
Awo is responsible for increasing the organisation's income, including financial support for core activities, as well as activities relating to specific projects. Awo has worked in the development sector for seven years, designing and implementing growth-creating strategies and dealing with a range of donors. Before joining the BBC World Service Trust, Awo set up and headed fundraising teams at Sightsavers International, an eye care NGO, and at the multi-disciplinary think-tank, the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Read more

Kirsty Cockburn, Director of Communications
Kirsty manages the BBC World Service Trust's communications team, responsible for external and internal relations including media, events, publications, websites and internal communications. Before joining the BBC World Service Trust, Kirsty was Head of Communications at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Prior to joining ODI, Kirsty was Managing Editor at the Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net). Kirsty has also held the post of Communications Manager at the Institute of Development Studies. Read more

Andrew Lawrence, Director of Finance and Business Services
Andrew joined the BBC World Service Trust in March 2008 as Director of Finance and Business Services. Andrew provides leadership and management in the areas of finance, IT and systems, legal, procurement and business compliance for the Trust. Read more
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