General Manager at BBC Studios and Deputy Chair of Football NSW, Fiona Lang

Episode 122
Fiona Lang has mastered juggling multiple experiences and roles at the same time. A great-decision maker, she owes all her success to being open to all of life’s ups and downs.

Today’s guest is the general manager at BBC Studios Australia and New Zeland. At the same time, she is the deputy chair for Football NSW. Her two unique responsibilities show her creativity as an innovator as well as her reliability as a leader. Meet Fiona Lang.

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What can we learn from Fiona Lang, general manager at BBC Australia & New Zealand, and deputy chair at NSW Australia?

Here are some important topics discussed in this episode with Fiona Lang:

  • 5:48 – University life and early career
  • 7:29 – BBC Australia
  • 8:39 – Decision-making
  • 10:57 – Prioritising tasks
  • 17:21 – Teaming up with new people
  • 19:33 – Resilience
  • 21:32 – Best advice received
  • 22:58 – Best personal traits
  • 25:39 – Adapting to change
  • 28:24 – Asking and listening


Fiona Lang believes in teamwork. She sees the value of working together for the good of all in the world of sports and in her everyday reality as a leader for many outstanding boards.

Fiona Lang had an idyllic childhood with a loving family, and memories filled with sport and play. It is his father who taught her to make the most of what your life has to offer.

She did just that by taking on various important roles. Her experience with volunteering and training as a kid paid off with how she helps the world today. She also learned a lot from law school, especially about the value of learning how to lose.

Now, as Fiona Lang manages BBC Australia and New Zealand, we can expect great content and wonderful events worth watching. She is able to handle her role in media as well as her role as deputy chair for NSW Australia by learning how to prioritise. Fiona can diagnose a task and extract useful information, knowing when and how to use them.

Fiona Lang enhanced her decision-making skills and resilience through practice. She also gives herself and her team ample time to detox and de-clog their mind’s traffic to allow creativity to blossom.

In this interview, Fiona Lang shares the best advice she has ever received. She also talks about what being in a board of directors truly entails. Fiona Lang also has great insights on the inevitability of change and on how to be more resilient.


You can connect to Fiona Lang on Linkedin.

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