Global President of Animal Planet
Susanna Dinnage is Global President of Animal Planet. Named to this position in 2017, Dinnage oversees all creative and brand strategy, development, production, marketing, communications and day-to-day operations for the network while managing a global team based in the U.S. and UK. She also works with colleagues from other Discovery's worldwide businesses with a focus on creating and delivering animal content around the world and on all screens. Dinnage is based in London.
Before joining Animal Planet, Dinnage served as President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks UK and Ireland and Chief Content Officer, International. In this role, she was responsible for the management and strategic direction of Discovery’s business in the market and for leading the International Content Group, Discovery’s London based international production and development department.
Discovery Network UK and Ireland business consists of 13 TV brands including Discovery Channel, Eurosport, TLC, Quest, Investigation Discovery (ID) and Animal Planet, and reaches over 25 million viewers every month. Internationally, Discovery’s footprint covers more than 220 countries and territories and three billion cumulative viewers worldwide.
Prior to joining Discovery in January 2009, Dinnage held a series of senior roles spanning more than 10 years at Channel Five where she worked on the launch of the channel and its digital extensions. Dinnage started her career at MTV Networks where she specialized in audience insight and worked on the launch of numerous MTV and VH1 channels.
Dinnage is on the board of All3media, the Discovery and Liberty Global joint owned group of eighteen production companies, an executive member of the Discovery Women’s Network and Chair of the Commercial Broadcasters Association (COBA).