Mr. Saul Nassé

Position: Controller of BBC Learning
Country: United Kingdom
Saul Nassé is Controller of BBC Learning. The department he runs is at the heart of the BBC’s overall mission to inform, educate and entertain. The aim of BBC Learning is to inspire a life full of learning for all audiences and connect, create and magnify powerful opportunities for learning across the entire BBC. Recent content produced by the department includes Stargazing Live, Bang Goes the Theory, Britain in a Day andSecrets and Words

Saul was first inspired by the power of science through the BBC and Tomorrow’s World. From the age of seven he watched Raymond Baxter tell stories and conduct incredible experiments and it inspired him to study science at school and eventually take a degree in materials science. He broke off his Ph.D. to join the BBC Science Department and in 1997 took over as editor of Tomorrow’s World.  

In 2006, Saul held the post of Creative Head of Development for the BBC’s specialist factual department. From 2007 to 2009 he was based in Mumbai where he was General Manager and Creative Head of BBC Worldwide Productions India, producing the Indian version of Strictly Come Dancing and the popular and critically acclaimed India and Pakistan season in 2007.

Saul moved with his wife and two-year-old daughter to Buxton, Derbyshire, in June 2011, as BBC Learning relocated to the BBC’s new northern studio complex at MediaCityUK, Salford.