A+E appoints Anna Priest marcom chief

12.11 Europe/London, November 14, 2011 By Robert Briel


A+E Networks UK has appointed Anna Priest as its new VP of Marcomms.

She joins from the BBC where she was head of marketing, superbrands and portfolio, responsible for developing brand strategies and marketing plans for the overall BBC TV portfolio and specific programme Superbrands including Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing and Top Gear.
Reporting directly to Tom Davidson, managing director, A+E Networks UK, Priest is responsible for the Marcomms strategy for A+E Networks UK, including its channel brands and programming both acquired and commissioned.
She will also be involved in coordinating and planning new and current business strategy together with the senior management team. Reporting directly into Priest are Richard Morgan, senior director, creative and Debra Johnson, head of communications