The launch director of the BBC Sounds app is to leave her job after opting not to continue to commute to London from her home in the North.
Charlotte Lock has been at the corporation for eight years after an agency career spent with the likes of BJL and McCann Eriksson.
She had been responsible for the overall strategic development and delivery of the BBC Sounds app, which brings together the corporation’s radio, music and podcasts and launched in October 2018.
The app initially attracted criticism for issues including the ineffectiveness of its search function, a failure to reliably display track names and the difficulty of sharing content, and it still only has a rating of 2.1 out of 5 in the App Store.
But in an email to staff, James Purnell, Director, Radio & Education, today paid tribute to Lock’s impact.
He said: “Launching any new product into a mature market is a challenge and was only possible thanks to Charlotte’s personal commitment and collaborative leadership. She has worked with teams in D+E, Radio and Music and M+A to develop a clear strategy and high performing teams, and leaves Sounds in a great place for the next phase of growth.