Telegraph Media Group (TMG) has poached the BBC’s controller of digital media Paul Cheesbrough to take on the new role of chief information officer at the media group. He will report to TMG’s finance director Simon Tucker.
Cheesbrough has been with the BBC since 2000 and was responsible for the majority of the BBC’s technology budget. Previously, he led the corporation’s broadcast and production strategy.
Cheesbrough joined the BBC from IBM. He is the latest high-profile departure from the BBC, which also recently lost Tom Loosemore – its web 2.0 project director – who left to join media regulator Ofcom.
TMG’s director of new media Shaun Gregory left this week to join Europe’s first advertiser-funded mobile phone network Blyk as UK chief executive.