Damian is responsible for all TV and online commissioning for BBC Three and oversees BBC Content’s multiplatform strategy.
Damian first joined the BBC in 1994 holding various roles in BBC Daytime, BBC One, acting Controller of BBC Three and Controller of CBBC – where he was responsible for all TV and online commissioning. This period saw record ratings and awards including the BAFTA for Channel of the Year in 2012. Damian then joined Channel 4 as Head of Features and Factual Formats before returning to the BBC as Controller of Daytime and Early Peak including The One Show.
He was appointed controller of BBC Three in December 2014 and tasked with reinventing the BBC’s offering for young people. Since the channel’s move online in 2016, under his leadership, BBC Three has achieved significant growth, won RTS Channel of The Year and Channel of the Year at the Broadcast Digital Awards in 2017 and has won numerous creative awards for its programmes