Biographies

Daniel Heaf


Daniel Heaf


Chief Digital Officer

As Chief Digital Officer, Dan is responsible for driving a unified digital strategy and consumer vision across BBC Worldwide's digital portfolio. This includes the organisation's world-class branded consumer services such as: topgear.com and goodfood.com as well as owned and operated services like the international feature sections on BBC.COM (BBC Travel, BBC Future and BBC Autos). Dan is also in charge of the organisation's consumer digital facing services, including the successful portfolio of brands on Facebook and international channels on YouTube. He also oversees the organisations award-winning start-up initiative BBC Worldwide Labs which supports digital start-ups in their ambitions to secure global partnerships.

Working collaboratively across BBC Worldwide, Global News and the BBC's Future, Media and Technology division is an essential part of Dan's role, ensuring there is effective co-ordination, shared knowledge and information across these divisions.

Prior to this, Dan was BBC Worldwide's Digital Director,  responsible for the company's digital strategy, financial targets and co-ordination of its international portfolio of digital businesses. Additionally, he was responsible for seeking out and executing on new digital growth initiatives.

Dan began his digital career founding and running a successful start-up. Since then he's worked for Time Out, AOL and BBC Radio.

Prior to joining BBC Worldwide Dan worked for Channel 4's corporate venture fund, 4IP.