Tim Davie, Tate Trustee

Tim Davie is the Chief Executive of BBC Studios, the BBC’s global commercial and production arm. He is a member of the BBC Executive Board.

He previously served as Acting Director-General of the BBC and Director of BBC Audio and Music (now known as Radio), with overall responsibility for all of the BBC’s national radio networks and the corporation’s music output across all media, including the three BBC orchestras in England, the BBC Singers and the BBC Proms.

Tim Davie read English at Cambridge University. Earlier in his career he was a Brand Manager for Procter & Gamble, and then Vice President (Marketing and Franchise) at PepsiCo Europe.

He is Chairman of Comic Relief and a Trustee of the Royal Television Society. Also, he is Chair of the Creative Industries Council and a board member of the Creative Industries Federation. Tim previously served on a number of boards including Freesat, Digital UK and Children in Need.​


  • Appointed by: Prime Minister
  • Appointment: 5 October 2015
  • ​Term expires: 4 October 2021 (Reappointed October 2019)​

Tim Davie's Declaration of Interests 2019 PDF [87.98Kb]

Other membership

  • Tate Modern Advisory Council (Chair)
  • Ethics Committee