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Fiona Campbell appointed BBC Three controller

Currently runs BBC Studios’ Documentary Unit

Fiona Campbell has been named the new controller of BBC Three.

Currently head of BBC Studios’ Documentary Unit, Campbell’s previous roles at the BBC include head of current affairs and digital director for BBC News, where she focused on reaching underserved audiences, particularly young people.

Campbell said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead one of the UK’s most exciting services for young people. BBC Three has always had its finger on the pulse of what young audiences want and the content represents the beating heart of innovation, risk taking and creativity at the BBC.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the channel as it invests in talent, expands into entertainment formats and continues to experiment across the key areas of comedy and factual. With the whole of the BBC supporting us, I can’t wait to begin working with the teams in London and Birmingham to take BBC Three to the next level.”