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A+E reshapes EMEA business

A+E Networks has reshuffled its business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with a new management structure for the region.

Dean Possenniskie

The new EMEA team is drawn from A+E Networks UK and will report directly to Dean Possenniskie, A+E MD for EMEA.

Heather Jones will be senior VP of content creative, EMEA – she will oversee the strategy and execution of the programming, marketing, creative, communications and research functions. Jones will also continue as general manager for the UK.

Adrian Pilkington has been named senior VP of commercial and digital, EMEA, where he will have responsibility for all revenue lines and commercial activities, including distribution, ad sales and sponsorships.

The role will focus on continued innovation of pay TV brands and building new digital partnerships. Pilkington will continue as general manager for Northern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Mark Neil is now senior VP finance, while Karl Burnett has been named named VP of HR. Matt Westrup will take on the VP of technology and operations role.

“There is great potential for this new central team. They will work closely with our experienced general managers and their talented teams to leverage A+E Networks EMEA’s combined scale and quality to continue to deliver growth in the changing media landscape,” Possenniskie said.

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