Full Name
Job Title
Director of UK Operations, BBC News
Speaker Bio
Morwen Williams is Director of UK Operations for BBC News, leading the technical and studio teams of BBC News. She is responsible for creative technical news gathering as well as all news studios in London and Salford at MediaCityUK and editing in London - a team of more than 750 people. She is the bridge between the BBC’s journalism and technology- using technology to its fullest to tell stories better for audiences.
Previously she was BBC News’s Deputy UK Editor and led on major special (particularly Royal) events in the UK, and has worked as a programme output editor and producer in the BBC Regions.
She is chair of the WBU (World Broadcasting Union) International Media Connectivity Group, working with other broadcasters to find common solutions in this area. She recently completed the Media Transformation Challenge at Harvard University’s Kennedy School as well as visiting Stanford University to share learning there.
Morwen is a keen supporter of the BBC’s apprentice schemes to deliver new and more diverse technical talent in the BBC, as well as working with BBC News’s Women in Technology programme. She’s been a mentor for RISE Women in Broadcasting and the John Schofield Trust for young journalists. She is proud to have been named RISE Women in Broadcasting Woman of the Year 2019 at IBC.
Morwen is married, with two sons. A keen road cyclist and loves swimming and skiing, she comes from a family of award-winning cheesemakers in the north of England.