Contributor: Zarin Patel

Zarin Patel, Group Finance Director, BBC

Zarin Patel Zarin joined the BBC in 1998 as group financial controller. During that time she achieved a transformation of the organisation which allowed the BBC to redirect substantial new investment from overhead savings. She took up the role of group finance director in December 2004.
Switch Over
Running the finance function within the BBC is challenging enough, especially working within the funding limitations of the licence fee. Add to that a fast-changing media world and a switch to...

The Fear Factor
BBC finance director Zarin Patel believes that while change may be frightening, it is the best way to shake things up. It is in this spirit that she has put outsourcing at the centre of...