He will report to HR director Jabbar Sardar.
He has joined BBC Studios from Channel 4, where he spearheaded a diversity strategy for the broadcaster encompassing its new out-of-London sites, its leadership coaching and communications to the public around diversity. Prior to this, Mirza led on diversity and inclusion for the global philanthropic organisation Open Society Foundations.
Mirza had worked with Guardian News and Media as head of diversity and Inclusion, working closely with journalists to broaden and deepen the diversity of content, representation, and devising a more inclusive organisational culture. He wrote extensively for the publication on diversity in the media.