BBC World Service chief offers advice to successor
No successor has yet been appointed for Mr Tusa, 57, who leaves at the end of the month after six years in the high profile post. BBC sources say reports that Baroness Chalker, Minister for Overseas Development, is a favoured candidate are wrong.
John Birt, the incoming director-general, and Margaret Salmon, personnel director, are interviewing applicants, to draw up a shortlist for the BBC's governors to consider in January. Despite advertising the post widely, there is no obvious replacement. Peter Jay, the BBC's economics editor is also tipped.
Other candidates include Patricia Hodgson, head of BBC policy and planning, a former Conservative candidate, Andrew Taussig, head of European services at the World service, and Elizabeth Smith, head of World Service English language services.
Mr Tusa is also concerned that the government White Paper on public spending assumed a pounds 5m annual cut in the World Service budget for the three-year period from April 1994. This cutback has been written into the plans by the Treasury, before next spring's start of negotiations with the Foreign Office over plans and budgets for the three years from 1994. The cut - 3 per cent of the budget - was equivalent to the cost of the Arabic service.
- 1 Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Frank Lampard equalises for Manchester City against Chelsea: how Twitter reacted
- 4 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
350 skinny dippers brave Northumberland seas for record attempt at mass naked swim
Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
Jennifer Lawrence leaked 4Chan sex video branded 'fake' by forum users
Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
£60 - £75 per day: Randstad Education Luton: Administrative Assitant Hertford...
£60000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client based in Reigate...
£120 - £165 per day: Randstad Education Liverpool: Job opportunities for Secon...
£120 - £160 per day: Randstad Education Liverpool: Job opportunities for Secon...