Dawkin-Jones joins NBC Universal

Executive to lead U.K. operations

Laurence Dawkin-Jones has been tapped U.K. managing director at Global Networks, NBC Universal’s international arm.

Dawkin-Jones, who will start in the fall, will report to Global Networks prexy Roma Khanna.

He joins Francois Roux, who heads up Europe, Middle East and Africa for the unit; Raymund Miranda, who’s in charge of the Asia Pacific region; and Steve Patscheck, who handles Latin America.

Dawkin-Jones will set the growth strategy for business operations in Blighty and head up commercial development initiatives for the company’s U.K. channels.

He served most recently as executive director, commercial, for weblet UKTV. His previous job was VP, affiliate sales, for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Discovery Networks.

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