Dawn Airey

Founder
Moon&Back Media
Airey is a co-founder of Moon&Back Media, an Asylum Entertainment Group backed production company. Previously, she served as CEO of Getty Images. Dawn is on the boards of Channel 4, Grosvenor Estates and Blackbird, and is chair of the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship Board, The National Youth Theatre and Digital Theatre. Dawn was also a member of the government’s expert panel for a fan-led review of football. A veteran with over 30 years of experience, she has held senior positions at ITV as its first network controller of kids and daytime and latterly managing director of global content. She was also the first director of programmes and subsequently CEO and chair of Channel 5. She also worked at BSKYB as managing director of channels and services, and spent three years as Yahoo’s SVP in EMEA. In 2017, she was News International’s visiting professor of media studies at Brasenose College, Oxford University. She is a fellow and a vice president of the Royal Television Society. In 2018, Airey was given an honorary doctorate of arts by Edge Hill University for her outstanding contributions to the media industry and took on the role of chancellor in July 2023.