Dawn Airey heads for Yahoo

Dawn Airey croppedTV industry stalwart Dawn Airey has been appointed senior vice president of Yahoo's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations.

Perhaps best known for her work at Channel 5, where she was chairman and CEO, Airey has been in the commercial television business for 30 years, and joins Yahoo from RTL. She has been in senior roles at several major UK broadcasters, including Channel 4, BSkyB and ITV.

In her new role of SVP EMEA, Airey will report to COO Henrique de Castro, who said of the hire: "Dawn is well known for her visionary thinking, operational discipline and leadership skills, and I can't wait to work with her as we position Yahoo for growth throughout the EMEA region."

 "It is great to be joining Yahoo, especially at such an exciting point in time," said Airey. "To be part of the Yahoo renaissance was simply irresistible for me and I am very much looking forward to driving change, innovation and growth for the EMEA region."