Previously, Alice Webb worked at the BBC for 15 years and even held the posts of COO and Director of BBC North.
Universal Music UK has appointed senior BBC executive Alice Webb as Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Rock Entertainment, the company’s music programming production and distribution division for broadcast, DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and digital media.
Webb joins from the BBC where she spent 15 years working across several departments. From 2011 to 2014, Webb was Chief Operating Officer of BBC North where she successfully orchestrated the biggest BBC move outside of London when key BBC departments including Sport, BBC Children’s, 5 live and BBC Learning moved to Salford. She was also Director of BBC North from May 2016 – May 2019.
In her most recent role as Director of the Children’s and Education department, Webb has been at the forefront of the organisation’s digital transformation and drive to reach new audiences.
Commenting on the new role, Webb said: “Universal Music is an extraordinary organisation – it puts creativity at the heart of everything it does – which is why after 15 happy years at the BBC, it is a privilege to be joining Universal Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. The opportunity to tell the stories of some of the world’s best-known artists – past, present and future – is one I couldn’t turn down.”
Universal Music UK chairman David Joseph added: “Alice is an outstanding executive whose track record as a commercial and operational leader speaks for itself. The combination of her exceptional eye for creative output and digitally savvy leadership will help build upon Eagle Rock’s award-winning formula for success in one of our industry’s fastest evolving areas.”
Founded in 1997, Eagle Rock Entertainment releases over 50 productions a year and controls the distribution of over 2,000 hours of music programming.