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Interview: Karl Burnett (VP Human Resources, A+E Networks)

Lucy Adams on September 5, 2019

Interview: Karl Burnett (VP Human Resources, A+E Networks)


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In this podcast Karen talks to Karl Burnett, VP of HR at A+E Networks about some of the great HR initiatives that helped A+E win the award for ‘Best place to work in TV’ in 2018.

A+E Networks UK is a joint venture between Hearst and Sky and a leading media network reaching 60 million homes across 100 countries. Known for award-winning factual and entertainment content they have been entertaining and inspiring audiences for over 20 years and currently partner with over 360 operators broadcasting throughout the Nordics, Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Karl joined A+E Networks UK as VP, Human Resources in July 2015. Based in London, Burnett manages Human Resources and Recruitment across all of A+E Networks UK’s territories, including offices in Poland, Denmark, Benelux and South Africa. The business currently employs over 200 people. Burnett joined A+E Networks UK from the BBC, where he held senior HR positions since 2010. Karl served as HR Director for BBC News and Radio, leading an international team of 50 HR professionals. He previously held roles at Nickelodeon UK and Channel 4 Television.

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