Hannah Barnes – General Manager The LifeStyle Group, Foxtel
Hannah is General Manager of Foxtel’s iconic brand and Australia’s favourite television lifestyle destination The LifeStyle Channel Group which includes LifeStyle, LifeStyle FOOD, LifeStyle YOU, LifeStyle HOME and lifestyle.com.au. Hannah is one of Australia’s most accomplished television programmers and since her return to Australia in 2009 has made a formidable contribution to the success of the LifeStyle group.
Hannah’s early media career began in London with programming and acquisition roles across LIVINGtv, LIVINGtv2, FTN and Flextech Television. Hannah was then offered the opportunity to move to BSKB Broadcasting, to take-up the role of Managing Editor, Sky One, Sky Two and Sky Three. In 2007 Hannah moved to Channel Five to become Director of Programs for Channel Five’s digital channels FIVER and Five US.
Hannah is renowned for her innovative approach and commissioning some of LifeStyle’s most successful and award winning local productions including; Gogglebox Australia, River Cottage Australia, Embarrassing Bodies Down Under and more recently The Great Australian Bake Off. Hannah brings a wealth of International experience to the LifeStyle channel which is now the number 1 channel on platform for People 25+