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Mark Byford

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Mark Byford (1958—) was acting Director-General of the BBC after the departure of Greg Dyke at the end of January 2004. He was replaced by new Director-General Mark Thompson on June 22, 2004. He had become deputy Director-General in December 2003.

Son of Chief Inspector Sir Lawrence Byford, he was educated at Lincoln School and Leeds University, and has spent his entire career in the BBC since 1979, having been Director of Regional Broadcasting and Head of the World Service. He is a practising Catholic and lives in Winchester.


Preceded by:
Greg Dyke
2000-2004
(Acting) Director-General of the BBC
Jan 2004-June 2004
Followed by:
Mark Thompson
2004-
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