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BBC Appoints New Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Disability Lead

The BBC have appointed Robbie Crow as the Corporation’s Diversity & Inclusion

Strategic Disability Lead.

Robbie started in post this week and will be working closely with teams across the

BBC developing and driving forward disability workforce-related strategies to support

both disabled staff and users of BBC Services.

He will also be responsible for leading the BBC’s commitment to be ‘Accessible

First’, part of the Diversity & Inclusion Strategy launched in 2021.

Having previously worked for various disability organisations, Robbie joins the BBC

from the Scottish Government where he held various policy posts, including working

on reducing the Disability Employment Gap. He was also Chair of their Disabled

Staff Network, representing disabled staff in Scottish Government during COVID-19.

“I’m really pleased to have been appointed to this important role for our national

broadcaster,” said Robbie.

“I’m looking forward to building on the good work of my colleagues and predecessors

to further improve accessibility and facilities for disabled colleagues, which will be to

the benefit of all our staff and users of the BBC’s first-rate services.”

In his new role, Robbie will be part of Chinny Okolidoh’s team, the BBC’s new

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, who started in post in November 2022 and leads

the Corporation’s diversity strategies.



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