Executive Board The Executive Board is responsible for operational management and delivery of services within a framework set by the BBC Trust, and is headed by the Director-General, Mark Thompson. The Executive Board consists of both Executive and Non-Executive directors. Executive directors: • Mark Thompson (Chairman of the Executive Board; Director-General; and the BBC's Editor-in-Chief) • Mark Byford (Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board; Deputy Director-General; Director, Journalism Group) • Jana Bennett OBE (Director, BBC Vision) • Tim Davie (Director, BBC Audio & Music) • Erik Huggers (Director, Future Media & Technology) • Lucy Adams (Director, BBC People) • Zarin Patel (Chief Financial Officer) • Caroline Thomson (Chief Operating Officer) • Sharon Baylay (Director, Marketing, Communications & Audiences) Non-executive directors: • Marcus Agius (senior non-executive director), Chairman, Barclays • Robert Webb QC, (also chairman, BBC Worldwide Ltd) former General Counsel, British Airways • Dr Mike Lynch OBE, co-founder and Chief Executive, Autonomy Corporation • David Robbie, Group Finance Director, Rexam • Dr Samir Shah OBE, Chief Executive, Juniper Communications • Val Gooding former Chief Executive of BUPA  Corporate structure • Trust Unit • Director-General's Office • Content Groups: • Journalism (incorporates News, Sport and Global News) • Vision (incorporates television production and commissioning) • Audio & Music (incorporates radio and music production and commissioning) • Future Media & Technology (incorporates web-based services plus Research and Development) • Professional Services: • Operations (incorporates policy, strategy, legal, property and distribution) • Marketing, Communications and Audiences • Finance • BBC People (incorporates human resources and training) • Commercial Groups: • BBC Worldwide Ltd • BBC Studios and Post Production Ltd, formerly BBC Resources  Finance The BBC has the second largest budget of any UK broadcaster with an operating expenditure of £4.26 billion in 2009/10 compared to £5.9 billion for British Sky Broadcasting, £1.9 billion for ITV and £214 million in 2007 for GCap Media (the largest commercial radio broadcaster).  Revenue See also: Television licence and Television licensing in the United Kingdom The principal means of funding the BBC is through the television licence, costing £145.50 per year per household (as of April 2010). Such a licence is required to receive broadcast television within the UK, however no licence is required to own a television used for other means, or for sound only radio sets (though a separate licence for these was also required for non-TV households until 1971) The cost of a television licence is set by the government and enforced by the criminal law. A discount is available for households with only black-and-white television sets. A 50% discount is also offered to registered blind. The revenue is collected privately and is paid into the central government Consolidated Fund, a process defined in the Communications Act 2003. This TV Licensing collection is currently carried out by Capita, an outside agency. Funds are then allocated by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Treasury and approved by Parliament via legislation. Additional revenues are paid by the Department for Work and Pensions to compensate for subsidised licences for eligible over-75 year olds. Income from commercial enterprises and from overseas sales of its catalogue of programmes has substantially increased over recent years, with BBC Worldwide contributing some £145 million to the BBC's core public service business. According to the BBC's 2008–2009 Annual Report, its income can be broken down, as follows: • £3,493.8 million in licence fees collected from householders; • £775.9 million from BBC Commercial Businesses; • £294.6 million from government grants; • £41.1 million from other income, such as providing content to overseas broadcasters and concert ticket sales; The licence fee has, however, attracted criticism. It has been argued that in an age of multi stream, multi-channel availability, an obligation to pay a licence fee is no longer appropriate. The BBC's use of private sector company Capita Group to send letters to premises not paying the licence fee has been criticised, especially as there have been cases where such letters have been sent to premises which are up to date with their payments, or do not require a TV licence. The BBC uses an advertising campaign to inform customers of the requirement to pay the licence fee. These letters and adverts have been criticised by Conservative MPs Boris Johnson and Ann Widdecombe, for having a threatening nature and language used to scare evaders into paying. Audio clips and television broadcasts are used to inform listeners of the BBC's comprehensive database. There are a number of pressure groups campaigning on the issue of the licence fee.  Expenditure The BBC gave two forms of expenditure statement for the financial year 2005–2006. The amount of each licence fee spent monthly breaks down as follows: Monthly cost Department (GBP) BBC ONE £3.52 BBC TWO £1.52 Transmission and collection costs £1.08 Nations and English Regions £1.04 television BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and Five £1.02 Live Digital television channels £1.00 Nations' and local radio 68p BBC Online 36p BBC Jam 14p Digital radio stations 10p Interactive TV (BBC Red Button) 8p Total £10.54 The total broadcasting spend for 2005–2006 is given as: Total cost Department (£million) Television 1443 Radio 218 BBC Online 72 BBC jam 36 Interactive TV (BBCi) 18 Local radio and regional 370 television Programme related spend 338 Overheads and Digital UK 315 Restructuring 107 Transmission and collection 320 costs Total 3237  Headquarters and regional offices The headquarters of the BBC at Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London, England The headquarters of BBC Northern Ireland at Broadcasting House on Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland Main article: List of BBC properties Further information: Broadcasting House, Broadcasting House (Belfast), Broadcasting House (Cardiff), BBC Television Centre Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London, is the official headquarters of the BBC. It is home to three of the ten BBC national radio networks (of which five are currently digital only services not carried on conventional 'analogue' radio). They are BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and BBC 7. On the front of the building are statues of Prospero and Ariel, characters from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest, sculpted by Eric Gill. Renovation of Broadcasting House began in 2002 and is scheduled for completion in 2012. As part of a major reorganisation of BBC property, the entire BBC News operation is expected to relocate from the News Centre at BBC Television Centre to the refurbished Broadcasting House to create what is being described as "one of the world's largest live broadcast centres". Following completion Broadcasting House will also be home to most of the BBC's national radio stations, and the BBC World Service. The major part of this plan involves the demolition of the two post-war extensions to the building and construction of an extension designed by Sir Richard MacCormac. By far the largest concentration of BBC staff in the UK exists in White City and Shepherd's Bush in West London, although many of these will move by 2011 to the purpose-built MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester. Well-known buildings in the White City and Shepherd's Bush area include BBC Television Centre and the White City complex, which includes the Media Centre, Broadcast Centre and Centre House. BBC News is currently based at White City, but much of it is due to return to Broadcasting House, along with the World Service, on completion of the redevelopment there. As well as the two main sites in London (Broadcasting House and White City), there are seven other major BBC production centres in the UK: • Cardiff (Broadcasting House Cardiff) • Belfast (Broadcasting House Belfast) • Glasgow (BBC Pacific Quay) • Birmingham (The Mailbox) • Manchester (currently based in Oxford Road, Manchester but moving to MediaCityUK by 2011) • Leeds (Quarry Hill) • Bristol, which is home to the world-famous BBC Natural History Unit. • Southampton - Home of the BBC's biggest 'English Region' BBC South There are also many smaller local and regional studios scattered throughout the UK. In 2011, the BBC is planning to move several departments including BBC Sport and BBC Children's, as well as BBC Radio 5 Live north to newly built premises in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. This will mark a major decentralisation of the Corporation's operations from London.