Phil Hardman

SVP & GM, Asia, BBC Studios

Phil is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia for BBC Studios, where he is responsible for developing and delivering the Asia growth strategy across the global distribution businesses in South East Asia, India, Japan and Korea. 

Prior to this appointment, Phil was SVP, Commercial Strategy for BBC Studios Asia in June 2020, leading the business growth strategy across the Asia region including Greater China. This followed a six month period as the Acting GM for Greater China, alongside his role as SVP, Commercial Operations and Strategy.

Phil moved to BBC Studios, then BBC Worldwide, in 2014 to be the Financial Controller for Asia, since then he has held roles as SVP, Commercial Strategy for BBC Studios Asia, and previous to that held the role of Acting GM for Greater China, alongside his role as SVP, Commercial Operations and Strategy. Phil started his career in Grant Thornton (UK) in the Business Risk Services team and is a Chartered Accountant.  He first joined the BBC in an internal audit role before later joining BBC Studios in 2014.