Roger Leatham – Director of Business Affairs, BBC Studios

Roger is Director of Business Affairs at BBC Studios, leading on deal making, talent strategy and relationships. Prior to this he was Genre Director, Entertainment, Music & Events where he worked with the creative heads, production management and business teams to deliver and grow its world-class slate, from big global brands like Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear and Glastonbury coverage, to complex live events like Passchendaele, One Love Manchester and Festival of Remembrance.

Prior to this, Roger was Controller of Rights, Legal and Business Affairs for the BBC, across all programming and contributor rights areas, managing the business, legal and rights frameworks and the BBC's relationships with talent unions, agents, music collecting societies and with other broadcasters.

Roger reports directly to the Director of BBC Studios and sits on the BBC Studios Executive Team.