Simon Kendall – Business Development Director – BBC World Service

Simon Kendall leads Business Development for BBC World Service and is responsible for growing the BBC’s reach through media partnerships and distribution affiliates globally. He represents the BBC offer in multiple languages across TV, radio and digital. The media relationships managed through Simon’s international team deliver an increasingly significant proportion of the World Service’s global audience reach. 

Simon started his career in commercial roles at some of Britain’s best known music media brands before moving to BBC Worldwide where he licensed BBC content in developed media markets world-wide. He then led Business Development for the World Service in Africa & the Middle East before taking on a global role. 

Simon is passionate about media and its development and combines a music & entertainment media background with substantial global experience of international public service broadcasting and news.