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Discovery promotes Dinnage to UK and Ireland chief

Susanna Dinnage

Susanna Dinnage

Discovery has promoted Susanna Dinnage to executive vice-president and managing director, Discovery Networks UK and Ireland.

Dinnage has been responsible for running Discovery’s UK business since 2011, having joined the company in 2009. She led the launch of female-focused entertainment channel TLC in the UK. Dinnage was previously part of the launch team at Channel 5 and has worked for Viacom on a number of MTV and VH1 launches.

Dee Forbes, president and managing director, Discovery Networks Western Europe, said: “Susanna is an exceptional TV executive who has a unique ability to understand and build channel brands and is a champion of the needs of viewers across different genres and demographics.   During the last year she has successfully launched TLC and has celebrated substantial growth across our channels and I am delighted to be able to announce this much deserved promotion.”