The BBC has confirmed that Chief Operating Officer Caroline Thomson will be leaving the broadcaster at the end of September. The move follows Director-General George Entwistle’s announcement that he is closing the post of Chief Operating Officer as part of the restructuring of his senior team.

In her current role, Thomson has successfully delivered BBC’s major infrastructure projects: digital switch-over, the move of more than 3,000 staff to Salford, and the development of the BBC’s two main sites in central and west London. She was also integral to the successful negotiation of two licence-fee settlements in 2007 and 2010.