Dawn Airey

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Dawn Airey "has over 26 years’ experience in the media industry and has held senior positions at some of the UK’s leading media companies. She is currently President of CLT-UFA UK Television Limited within the RTL Group. Until August 2010, she was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Five TV, after joining the company from her role as Managing Director, Global Content at ITV plc. Between 2004 and 2008, she was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of easyJet plc. "[1]

From 2010 bio: She is the Chair and Chief Executive, Channel Five. As Chair and Chief Executive of public service broadcaster Five, Dawn Airey is one of the best-known figures in British television. She has worked in the industry for more than two decades, starting out as a management trainee at Central TV in 1985.

"She joined Five in October 2008 from ITV where, as Managing Director, Global Content, she oversaw its UK and international production and content businesses. Previously she was BSkyB’s Managing Director, Channels & Services, with responsibilities that included the multichannel operator’s wholly-owned and joint venture channels and their distribution to other platforms. She has also held senior posts at Channel 4 and between 2000-02 was Five’s CEO, having been the broadcaster’s Director of Programmes at launch. In addition to her executive responsibilities at Five, Dawn sits on the management board of the pan-European media group RTL, Five’s parent company. She is a member of the board of the British Library and a Trustee of Media Trust." [2]

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  1. Thomas Cook Group Board, organizational web page, accessed September 19, 2012.
  2. Trustees, Media Trust, accessed June 29, 2010.
  3. Creative Skillset Patrons, organizational web page, accessed October 20, 2012.