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Susanna Dinnage To Step Down From Discovery

November 5, 2019

Global President of Animal Planet at Discovery, Susanna Dinnage, will be leaving her role at the company.

This news comes less than 12 months after Dinnage turned down joining the Premier League as Chief Executive to replace Richard Scudamore, after reneging on an agreement to take up the role.

Discovery will be undergoing a restructure which will see Discovery and Factual’s Chief Brand Officer take control of Animal Planet.

David Zaslav, Discovery President and Chief Executive, said: “As we thought about this new structure, we arrived at the difficult conclusion that there is no longer a need for a standalone president role for Animal Planet. Susanna Dinnage, who has been an integral and deeply valued member of our leadership team for a decade, is supportive of this decision and will step down from her role as global president of Animal Planet and leave Discovery at the end of the year.

“Susanna has made enormous contributions here, first in her role overseeing Discovery’s 14 UK brands and businesses and steering the London-based production and development department and, most recently, leading Animal Planet.”

Dinnage added: “I have had an incredible decade at Discovery and been privileged to be part of such a purpose-driven, and truly global, company. As the world looks ever more closely at conservation, the past two years at Animal Plant have been particularly rewarding. It’s a very exciting time to be in the world of media and content and I look forward to the future.”

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