BBC Studios has announced its current chief financial officer Tom Fussell will take over as interim CEO when Tim Davie becomes BBC director general.
Fussell will take up his new role on 1st September.
The BBC said the recruitment of Davie’s successor is underway, with an announcement expected in the autumn.
Fussell has been CFO at BBC Studios since its formation by merger in 2018, and has previously held the same role at BBC Worldwide and at Shine.
He will remain chair of BBC Studioworks.
Tim Davie said: “BBC Studios is in good hands with Tom as interim CEO, supported by the BBC Studios executive team. Tom will ensure that Studios continues to manage through the Covid-19 crisis, putting wellbeing first, while doing all it can to create and distribute distinctive and quality programmes for our audiences at home and overseas. He is hugely liked and respected, and I am grateful he will lead the team while we search for a permanent CEO.”