Universal Music Group’s TV production company has hired children’s director as its new chief executive.

Webb has worked at the BBC for 15 years, the past five of which she has been the British broadcaster’s kids boss, overseeing TV channels CBBC and CBeebies.

She announced her departure in an email to staff and will take up her role at London-based Eagle Rock Entertainment in spring 2020. It is not clear what this will mean for Eagle Rock’s founder, chairman and CEO Terry Shand.

“It has been one of my proudest achievements to lead BBC Children’s over the last five years and I pay tribute to you all,” she said in her message to staff. “Everyone says it — working at BBC Children’s is the best

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