Channel 4 nabs BBC COO Grace Boswood as its new Tech Director

Mediashotz: Channel 4 Tech Dir Grace-Boswell

Channel 4 has named Grace Boswood as its new Technology Director.

Reporting to Jonathan Allan, Chief Operating Officer, Boswood will play a vital role in aligning Channel 4’s technology investment with its Future4 strategy. 

She will lead on the delivery of new systems and partnerships, the integration of technology into all areas of the business and focus on Channel 4’s ongoing digital transformation and future growth agenda.

Boswood will join Channel 4 from the BBC where she is currently the Chief Operating Officer of its design and engineering department and leads the delivery of strategic projects with the technology and digital teams, a post she has held for over five years.

Grace Boswood

She has previously worked in the BBC’s Future Media department leading business operations and in the BBC’s strategy team, having joined the BBC from Human Capital, a media strategy and research consultancy.

“We’re looking forward to Grace joining Channel 4 in this pivotal role as we continue the digital transformation of our business”, Allan said. 

“She brings a wealth of leadership, strategy and digital experience to our technology division which will be key to ensuring we successfully deliver our ambitious Future4 strategy, focusing on prioritising digital growth, putting viewers at the heart of decision making, diversifying revenue streams and building strategic partnerships.”

Boswood said: “Channel 4 is a brand I have loved since my teenage years, and I believe in the power of technology to be a driving force behind the Future4 strategy. 

“I am thrilled to be joining at this pivotal time for the business and further accelerating its move to digital.”

Grace will join Channel 4 on 14 September, and Interim Technology Director, David Gibbons, will step down later this autumn.