Matt Grest is Director of Platform at the BBC. Grest was previously Sky’s director of digital platforms, with responsibility for web and mobile across Sports, News, Sky.com and intranet. He also led the creation and expansion of Sky’s new digital hub in Leeds.
As the BBC’s Director of Platform, Grest will be part of the Design and Engineering (D&E) technology division created last year and will be tasked with heading up the transformation of the BBC’s digital and broadcast products into a fully integrated platform, merging together the public broadcaster’s existing platform products and teams with myBBC, the corporation’s digital innovation initiative unveiled by director-general Tony Hall in 2015.
Prior to working for Sky, Grest was part of the IT leadership team at Yorkshire Building Society, head of development at NHS Choices (Capita) and head of software development at Plusnet.