Keating to replace Brindley at British Library

Keating to replace Brindley at British Library

One-time "The Late Show" editor Roly Keating has been appointed as the new chief executive of the British Library, replacing Dame Lynne Brindley.

Keating is director of archive content at the BBC, and a former controller of BBC Two and BBC Four. He will take up his new role on 12 September 2012.

British Library chairman Baroness Blackstone said Keating "has a strong record of creative leadership and strategic innovation at the BBC and has wide experience and a deep commitment to the digital information environment."

Roly Keating said: “It’s a huge honour to have the opportunity to lead one of the UK’s greatest cultural institutions, at a time of exciting change driven by the internet and connected media.”