Poole, currently director of IT and business systems at the BBC is responsible for the pan BBC enterprise systems, including systems for HR, finance and support systems as well as a broad range of technology including infrastructure, data centres, networking, virtualisation and hosting, as well as applications across BBC’s divisions (Radio, News, TV, Sport and Nations).
Paul Keenan, CEO of Bauer Media UK and Nordics, said: “Adrian has vast experience which is directly applicable to Bauer and has demonstrated in multiple roles and projects that he has the leadership skills, vision and operational capability to advantage Bauer’s whole business through its technology deployment. I am looking forward to him joining us where he will find a highly talented, passionate and committed team of IT professionals. Under Alan’s diligent leadership we built robust and reliable technology and for that we are hugely appreciative”.
Poole (pictured below) said: “I am really looking forward to joining Bauer Media, it’s a real privilege to join this organisation and to lead such a talented technology team. I am keen to engage with all areas of the business, to ensure that we maintain technology’s alignment with corporate strategy and ensure we continue to deliver value and innovation for consumers, audiences and colleagues alike.”
Poole will join Bauer in early 2017 and succeeds Alan Alderson, who is leaving Bauer Media to become a technology consultant.
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