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Cloud video outfit Blackbird hires Dawn Airey as non-exec

Cloud video technology provider Blackbird – formerly known as Forbidden Technologies – has hired media industry veteran Dawn Airey as a non-executive director.

Dawn Airey

Airey, who was CEO of Getty Images until December last year, has previously worked as SVP in charge of operations at Yahoo! EMEA, as a senior executive at RTL Group and as chair and CEO of Channel 5.

She has also previously served as managing director of global content at ITV and managing director, channels and services at Sky.

Andrew Bentley, chairman of Blackbird, said: “We are delighted that Dawn is joining the board where we know she will make a great contribution. Dawn has a wealth of relevant and valuable senior media industry experience across her remarkable career and the whole board looks forward to working with her in order to grow shareholder value.”

Ian McDonough, CEO of Blackbird, said: “It’s a real coup to have someone of Dawn’s calibre and media industry stature join our board. Her international experience and network make her an ideal candidate and aligns perfectly with our global strategy and the executive team are looking forward to working with her.”

Airey said: “I am excited to be joining the formidable team at Blackbird. The video technology that has been developed is extraordinary. I look forward to playing a part in guiding and amplifying its global potential.”