The Disney-ABC Television Group has appointed Siobhan Kenny vp, communications, Walt Disney Television EMEA, for the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) territories. She will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of all corporate and entertainment communication strategies across the EMEA territories, and will play a key role as a senior member of the Walt Disney Television EMEA executive team.
Kenny will be based in London and report to Kevin Brockman, svp, communications, Disney-ABC Television Group, as well as support John Hardie, evp/md, Walt Disney Television, EMEA.
Kenny was director of strategy and communication at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport where she oversaw all aspects of the governments strategy and communication including key projects like the BBC Charter Review and the London Olympic bid.
Prior to this she held a variety of communication positions, most recently at the National Magazine Co., part of the Heart Corporation. Other government roles include five years at No10 Downing Street, first in the Press Office then the Strategic Communications Unit.
Were delighted to welcome Siobhan to our communication team, said Brockman. With her wealth of political and cultural knowledge shes the ideal candidate for this new position, and Im sure her expertise will serve us well in the future.
It is a measure of the success and future ambitions of Walt Disney Television in Europe that we have attracted such a high caliber communications expert as Siobhan and we are delighted to have her leading this pivotal role, Hardie commented.
Kenny added, This is a fascinating time to be joining Walt Disney Branded Television and Im really looking forward to the challenge of raising its profile in the U.K., across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.