Ken MacQuarrie: Executive Sponsor Safeguarding Impartiality

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

I read today in various non-BBC news outlets of the appointment of Mr Ken MacQuarrie as Executive Sponsor Safeguarding Impartiality with a salary of £325,000.

I have been told many, many times by BBC Complaints that the BBC is impartial, so I am puzzled as to why the BBC needs to appoint somebody to perform a task that already occurs, and I am at a loss to work out exactly what Mr MacQuarrie will be doing.

Please provide me with a copy of the job description that relates to the post of Executive Sponsor Safeguarding Impartiality.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Mr A Willmore

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr A Willmore,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 18 January 2021. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20210118.

Kind regards,

Information Rights

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Dear Mr Wilmore,


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20210118.


Yours sincerely


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Dear FOI Enquiries,

Many thanks for your prompt and informative response. We can only hope that Messrs Myrie, Sopel, Vine, Robinson and Mses Maitlis, Kuenssberg, Barnett, et al benefit from this initiative as soon as is possible.

Yours sincerely,

Mr A Willmore