Daniel Heaf is Senior Vice President for Digital Commerce at the global luxury brand Burberry.
Previously, Daniel was Director of Digital at BBC Worldwide, where he was responsible for growing existing businesses as well as launching and investing in new ones. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is a fast-growing global media and entertainment company. As digital director, Dan oversaw an international portfolio of businesses including BBC.com which attracts 54m global visitors a month and has, since its launch in 2007, attracted 600 global advertisers. The division also has a portfolio of category-leading websites including lonelyplanet.com and topgear.com.
Daniel has a particular interest in business to consumer web service and product companies. He was a board member at MyBuilder.com, the UK's largest online marketplace for consumers to find great builders. Prior to joining BBC Worldwide he ran 4iP, Channel 4’s digital investment fund for early stage UK technology companies. Daniel was the lead on 12 investments in a 2 year period.
As an individual, Daniel is also a non-executive director for Newspaper Club and Patients Know Best. Newspaper Club is a fast moving UK startup that allows users to create and print beautiful newspapers. Patients Know Best is a medical informatics company based in Cambridge, England.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Daniel is a graduate of The University of Nottingham’s School of Geography, where he was student of the year two years in a row and university graduate of the year in his final year. He holds a 1st class bachelor's degree. His executive education includes time at Harvard and Ashridge business schools. In 2010, he was named one of Wired Magazine’s Wired100.
Daniel is a graduated member of Class 15. He served his fellowship at BBC Worldwide.