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BBC’s new D-G sets out ‘next chapter’ for the broadcaster

In his first day in the job, Tony Hall, the new Director-General of the BBC, set out the ‘next chapter’ for the BBC, telling staff that he believed “with imagination and hard work, the BBC’s best days lie ahead of us.”

In an email to all staff, he outlined a number of questions he believes the BBC needs to address over the coming months. He told staff that he wants to listen to their views, which – along with those of audiences and partners – will be key in shaping the BBC’s ambitions. He will review these themes with the BBC Trust and then set out his thinking in the autumn.

Mr Hall said recent times have been difficult for the BBC, but the broadcaster is moving forward:  “We are now winning back trust, something which will always be the most precious commodity for our organisation. We must never take it for granted.

“I am confident about the future for the BBC for two key reasons: the calibre and quality of its people and the values we all share”, he added.