Ralph Rivera is the Director of the BBC’s Future Media division and sits on the BBC’s Management Board. He holds overall responsibility for the BBC's interactive services, BBC Online and BBC Red Button, ensuring the delivery of the BBC's purposes and editorial priorities in the internet age. As part of this remit, Ralph oversees the development of the BBC's digital products – such as BBC iPlayer – and the enabling business partnerships which allow these products to be experienced on desktops, mobiles, tablets and connected TVs. Ralph is responsible for shaping and leading the BBC's R&D activities – collaborating on common standards and contributing to the development of new broadcasting technologies such as 3D and HD – supporting free-to-air media for the benefit of the public.
Ralph is the chair of the BBC Future Media Board and of the BBC's Online Direction Group, and is a Trustee for BBC Children in Need and Media Action charities.