The Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron, has appointed Tim Davie to the Tate’s Board of Trustees for 4 years, from 5 October 2015.
Davie is the Chief Executive of BBC Worldwide and is responsible for developing the BBC’s international brand and editorial strategy. He previously served as Director of BBC Audio & Music (now known as Radio). Before this he was a Brand Manager for Procter and Gamble, and then Vice President of Marketing and Franchise at PepsiCo Europe.
Davie is also Chair of Comic Relief, and co-chairs the UKTI Creative Industries Strategic Advisory Group.
Tate’s mission, laid down by the 1992 Museums and Galleries Act, is to promote public understanding and enjoyment of British, modern and contemporary art. Its responsibilities are to safeguard and enhance its assets, which include the collections, expertise in the collections and subject area, and the buildings. Tate Trustees are not remunerated, applications are made on merit, and no political activity plays a part in the selection.