The BBC has announced the appointment of Matthew Postgate as CTO, starting on Monday, July 28.

Reporting to managing director of finance and operations, Anne Bulford, Matthew will be responsible for delivering the BBC’s technology strategy, in a role which encompasses the delivery and management of broadcast and enterprise technology infrastructure as well as the Corporation’s IT requirements.

Matthew is currently the BBC’s Controller of R&D where he is responsible for a number of teams working on innovation, internet technologies and operations including the team that will deliver the world’s first UHD (4k) broadcasts over internet (IP) and broadcast technologies (DTT).

Anne Bulford commented: “Matthew knows technology, he knows the BBC and he knows how crucial this role is for the BBC. He has all the qualities needed to excel in this position and I know he will bring innovation, expertise and value to the BBC. I would also like to thank Peter Coles for his excellent stewardship of the team over the year as interim CTO.”

Matthew Postgate added: “It’s been a huge honour for me to lead a number of teams within BBC Future Media. They are the best in the business and leaders in their field, just look at the BBC’s World Cup UHD trials, but opportunities like this are rare and I didn’t want it to pass me by. I look forward to working with my new colleagues in Technology.”