Roly Keating has been Chief Executive of the British Library since September 2012.
Roly joined the Library after a long and successful career as a programme-maker and broadcasting executive at the BBC, where he played key roles in the launch of UKTV, as its first Head of Programming, and BBC Four, as its launch Controller in 2002, before moving on to become Controller of BBC Two and Director of Archive Content, with editorial oversight of the BBC's online services including BBC iPlayer.
Roly is a member of the board of Channel 4 and a Trustee of Turner Contemporary in Margate and the Clore Leadership Programme. He chairs the Knowledge Quarter Board and the Conference of European National Librarians. Roly holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Lincoln, Warwick and York.