Jabbar Sardar, BBC Studios (UK)

2021 HRD Global 100

HR director

Jabbar Sardar is the HR director for BBC Studios, BBC’s commercial arm that oversees TV production, channels, and distribution globally. Part of BBC since January 2016, Sardar is in charge of overseeing all people activities for the company. He joined the media company from Cafcass, where he was director of HR and OD, responsible for leading an agenda of total organisational and cultural change. Prior to Cafcass, Sardar was a senior HR professional within a number of large public sector organisations. He is currently chair of the international advisory board of the School of Management at the University of Bradford and has been a trustee of Roffey Park since April 2018. He is also on the steering group for the Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA).