Susanna Dinnage is Global President of Animal Planet, a flagship Discovery brand focused on the animal kingdom and natural world. She is responsible for accelerating the growth of Animal Planet across all screens through an ambitious content strategy and clear brand purpose. She manages a global team based in the U.S. and London. Dinnage was previously President of Discovery Networks UK and Ireland and Chief Content Officer, International. In her UK role she was responsible for the management and strategic direction of Discovery’s 14 UK brands including Discovery Channel, Eurosport, TLC, Quest and Quest Red. She also led the International Content Group, Discovery’s London based production and development department.
Prior to joining Discovery in January 2009, Susanna held a series of senior roles spanning over 10 years at Channel Five where she worked on the launch of the channel and its digital extensions. Susanna started her career at MTV Networks where she specialized in audience insight and worked on the launch of a number of MTV and VH1 channels. She is on the board of All3media, the Discovery and Liberty Global joint owned group of 26 production and distribution companies, Chair of the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA) and an executive member of the Discovery Women’s Network.