According to Radio Today, BBC Sounds’ launch director, Charlotte Lock, is leaving the position, nine months after being appointed.
This comes as a result of her living in Leeds and BBC Sounds being based in London. She will now take up a position with BBC Sport.
James Purnell, director, radio and education, commented: “Charlotte has led the pan-divisional Sounds strategy including brand development, marketing, and audience engagement across platforms and editorial and partnership strategy with great results. She’s developed a vision for our content ambition, devolved content commissioning to networks, played a key role in the music strategy and created a framework for performance and measurement.
“Launching any new product into a mature market is a challenge and was only possible thanks to Charlotte’s personal commitment and collaborative leadership. She has worked with teams in D+E, Radio, Music, and M+A to develop a clear strategy and high performing teams, and leaves Sounds in a great place for the next phase of growth.
“Charlotte will be handing over her leadership remit to the new Controller Sounds over the summer and we can trust she will hand things over in great shape, recruiting a programme management team and establishing new governance, commissioning, curation and measurement frameworks before she goes.”
The BBC Sounds app was officially launched last October, and came as a replacement of iPlayer Radio. We investigated the difference between the new app and the previous iPlayer Radio here.