Rhodri Talfan Davies

Director of Nations, BBC

Rhodri Talfan Davies is the BBC Director of Nations and sits on the BBC’s Executive Committee.

Rhodri started the role in January 2021,and leads all the work serving nations and local audiences across Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland. He also has additional responsibilities as Director of BBC Wales.

Rhodri has held the post of Director of BBC Wales since September 2011 and oversees all BBC programming produced for Wales in English and Welsh including BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru and television output for S4C, BBC One Wales and BBC Two Wales. Programming includes The PactIn My SkinKeeping FaithHidden,Hinterland and Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience. He has led a transformation in nations and network programming as well as expanding the BBC’s portfolio of Welsh language services. In 2020, Rhodri also successfully completed BBC Wales' move to its new home at Central Square.

Prior to becoming Director of BBC Wales, Rhodri led the BBC Wales’ strategy and marketing teams after a stint at Telewest (now Virgin Media) as Head of Television Marketing. From 2001 to 2004 he led the development of HomeChoice, one of the world's earliest on-demand television services.

From 1999 to 2001, Rhodri was Head of Regional and Local Programmes for BBC West. He joined the BBC in 1993 as a news trainee, spending the next six years as a news reporter and producer at a number of BBC centres including Newcastle, Manchester and London. Rhodri began his career as a sub-editor with the Western Mail newspaper in Cardiff.