Caroline Thomson


caroline-thomson-350x234Caroline is chair of Digital UK, the body which is responsible for digital terrestrial television. She is also non-executive director of The Vitec Group PLC and of CN media group.

Caroline recently retired as Executive Director of the English National Ballet. She is deputy chair of the National Gallery and a trustee of Tullie House Gallery in Cumbria. She is a non-executive director of NHS Improvement and a director of London First.

Caroline stepped down from her role as Chief Operating Officer at the BBC in September 2012 after serving twelve years as a member of the Executive Board.

As C.O.O. Caroline was the deputy director general and was responsible for all the non-programme parts of the BBC except finance, including the property portfolio and the negotiation of the Royal Charter and two license fee settlements.

Caroline received an honorary doctorate from York University in 2013 and was made an honorary fellow of the University of Cumbria in 2015.  She is a member of the council of the University of York and a trustee of The Conversation.