Bill Mosey, who was in charge of the BBC’s Olympics coverage, had taken up a new role as editorial director in May. The role was aimed at addressing the issues exposed by the Pollard review into the BBC’s handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal. 

“I feel privileged to have worked with so many talented people over the years. I’m thrilled about taking up the role at Selwyn College, though it’s sad that I couldn’t spend more time working with Tony Hall – a former boss of mine – now that he’s director general and has made such a strong start in that role,” he said.