Dawn Airey

Chair, FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship Board & Former CEO Getty Images

Dawn Airey

Dawn Airey

Dawn is a candid and engaging speaker who talks about the lessons she's learned being one of the UK’s most senior media figures. Her themes include diversity and inclusion and leadership.


Diversity and Inclusion
Leadership in Uncertainty
Personal Leadership

Travels from

London, UK


Dawn’s media background

Dawn is one of the UK’s most senior media figures and experienced leaders in media, holding senior positions at ITV as its first Network Controller of Kids and Daytime, and latterly Managing Director of Global Content. She was also the first Director of Programmes and subsequently CEO and Chair of Channel 5.​

Dawn was previously CEO of Getty Images, a position she held between 2015 and 2018, but continues to be on the Board. She has worked at BSKYB as Managing Director of Channels and Services, and spent three years as Yahoo’s SVP in EMEA. Dawn is now on the Boards of Grosvenor Estates and Blackbird Technologies, and is also Chair of the The National Youth Theatre, Digital Theatre, and is an advisor for the Freelands Trust.

In 2017 she was News International’s Visiting Professor of Media Studies at Brasenose College, Oxford University. She is a Fellow and a Vice President of the Royal Television Society, and last year was given an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by Edge Hill University for her outstanding contributions to the media industry.

Dawn’s Speaker Themes

As a highly notable figure in the world of media, Dawn is a very popular speaker, on themes including Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership in Uncertainty and Personal Leadership. She is able to drawn upon her considerable experience in leadership in  media, always engaging and empowering her audiences.

A Recent Speaker Testimonial for Dawn Airey

“The event went great – Dawn is such an inspiration, she is such a straight talker, so much of what she had to say really resonated with the room and we had such great feedback from our attendees, everyone left feeling empowered. Many thanks to you and to Dawn, you were both really engaged from the start, incredibly responsive and all around a pleasure to work with.”
Dani Human, Thoughtworks – Limitless Event

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