Yahoo has appointed Dawn Airey as senior vice president and lead of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operation, effective immediately. Airey will be based in the company’s London office and will report to COO Henrique de Castro.
Beginning November 1, Christophe Parcot, who has served as Yahoo’s interim lead of EMEA, will take on a new role with Yahoo focused on expanding its business in the region.
Airey has worked in television for 30 years and has held senior positions in all the major commercial broadcasters in the UK. Most recently, she was President of CLT-UFA UK TV (part of RTL Group). She joined in September 2010 from Five where, as Chairman and CEO, she oversaw the sale of the business to Northern and Shell. Previously she was managing director of Global Content at ITV where she oversaw its UK and International production and content businesses. Prior to that she was managing director of Channels & Services at BSkyB. She has also held senior posts at Channel 4.