The BBC Trust has appointed George Entwistle as the new Director-General of the BBC.
George Entwistle, who is currently Director of BBC Vision, will take over from current Director-General Mark Thompson who will leave the BBC in Autumn.
Announcing the appointment, BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten said: "George is a creative leader for a creative organisation.
"His experience of making and delivering great programmes that audiences love—built up through many years of working for the Corporation—will prove invaluable as he and his team work to ensure the BBC remains the greatest broadcaster in the world.
George Entwistle said: "I'm delighted that the Chairman and Trustees have decided I'm the right person for the job. And I'm very excited about all that lies ahead. I love the BBC and it's a privilege to be asked to lead it into the next stage of its creative life."
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