As announced some months ago now, Julie Gardner has finally stepped down from her role at BBC Wales, leaving behind a range of BBC drama successes including Doctor Who and Torchwood.
"Her with the glasses" as she has been described on countless occasions is moving to a very similar position within BBC Worldwide, based in Los Angeles on a full-time basis from June of this year.
Gardner’s move to LA has been cited as a reason for the increase in Doctor Who movie rumours.
BBC Wales controller Menna Richards said: “Julie has been a creative powerhouse and helped reinvigorate drama across the BBC.
“She will be a great asset to the US television industry.”
Working from LA, Julie Gardner will working with top-level US writers on scripted projects while liaising with major UK scriptwriters.