In her expanded role, she will provide strategic direction and management support across the A+E Networks EMEA operations: overseeing content and creative strategy and activity in all EMEA territories including acquisitions, commissions, marketing, branding, digital, creative and communications. Jones will retain her General Manager responsibility for A+E Networks® UK.
Additionally, she will be the key EMEA partner to all A+E Networks International channels regarding new shows and formats that originate in the UK. Furthermore, Jones will play a central role in developing and executing international events and co-productions.
“I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to work across the whole EMEA region alongside our talented local teams. We have exciting plans for all of our brands and I can’t wait to bring them to viewers in the UK and in EMEA,” said Heather Jones.
Jones assumed the position of General Manager UK and Senior Vice President of Content and Creative in 2015, after joining the company as VP Programming in 2013. Prior to A+E Networks UK, Heather held positions at MTV, All3Media, Paramount Comedy and Flextech Television.
Dean Possenniskie, MD EMEA, said: “Heather is an exceptional creative leader, and I am very positive to grow her role at A+E across our full EMEA business.”