The post sits alongside the existing Directors for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and replaces the Controller of BBC English Regions role held by David Holdsworth who is leaving the BBC after more than three decades.
The new hub of more than 110 people will include the existing BBC Design + Engineering team in Pacific Quay, Glasgow and the broadcaster says it’ll will “play a critical role” in delivering on its ambition to reinvent itself for a new generation
Donald Sutherland stars as as J. Paul Getty Senior, the oil tycoon and art collector at the head of the Getty family, alongside a stellar cast that includes Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby), Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), Harris Dickinson (Beach Rats), Anna Chancellor (Ordeal By Innocence), Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders), Amanda Drew (Broadchurch) and Sophie Winkleman (Peep Show).
The actor, who starred in Rocky, Universal Soldier and The Expendables blockbusters as well as upcoming films Aquaman and Creed 2, will challenge some of the toughest members of the public to a combination of physical challenges and quiz questions.
Bafta winning actor Tom Hollander has joined the cast of upcoming BBC One drama Baptiste, which stars Tchéky Karyo as the insightful but stubborn investigator Julien Baptiste.