Gisele Burnett

Communications Specialist
Gisele Burnett has more than twenty years of experience within the communications field, and has held a number of senior management positions in the broadcasting sector. As General Manager of UPC’s Pay TV division in the Netherlands, she was responsible for running a channel business across Europe, with emphasis on building distribution and revenue streams in central and Eastern Europe. She was formerly appointed Director of Programming for the National Geographic Channel and had a strategic role in launching this channel and TV brand in Europe. Prior to this she was Vice President of Acquisitions and Programme Business Development for the Discovery Channel, with responsibility for acquiring content rights for the channel‘s European networks. Voted one of the top ten women in international television by the UK broadcast sector in 2000, she has a sound knowledge of the international television market and a keen understanding of the implementation of TV brands in Europe. She currently provides a number of consultancy services in both media and non-media related fields.