Tim Bishop, head of region for BBC East, has spoken about his decision to leave the BBC for his new role as chief executive of the Forum Trust in Norwich.
Bishop, who will take up his new position in June, told Emma Knights at Norwich Evening News:
I feel as I leave the BBC it is in a really good place in lots of ways. Radio Norfolk has now got more local born and bred presenters than it has ever had and it is resolutely and robustly about Norfolk life.
People are very keen to knock the BBC but we would all really miss if it went. I still love it – I see its faults as well but there’s something about it.
A world without the BBC would be a lot poorer.
Bishop has been at the helm of BBC East for ten years. The broadcast region incorporates Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Bishop was previously editor of Radio Norfolk and later, editor of Look East.
The full interview can be found here.