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Eleanor Van Heyningen

Eleanor leads the Digital Partnerships team in BBC Distribution & Business Development. Her role is to ensure that the BBC and its audiences get the most out of relationships with global external technology companies, for which her team is the main central point of contact at the BBC.

The team is responsible for identifying the opportunities and challenges of working with existing and potential technology partners to maximise value for audiences. Before this role, she was Chief of Staff to the BBC’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, providing advice and support on the leadership of the 3000-strong Design and Engineering Division.

Eleanor started at the BBC in the Public Policy team project managing the 2016 Charter Review and before that worked in the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport for around 10 years including a number of roles in PSB and media policy. Her career started in museums, and she has degrees in history and museum studies. 

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