Media consultancy establishes Australian presence with new appointment

Manchester-based global media consultancy, K7 Media, has bolstered its international expertise with the appointment of an Australian specialist media consultant.

Melbourne-based Hannah Barnes is joining the business and will act as K7 Media’s presence in the region.

As Australian consultant she will utilise her knowledge of the country’s TV to contribute to K7’s industry resources.

With more than 20 years’ industry experience Barnes has enjoyed an extensive career working across the UK, US, and Australian media markets, including time spent working for Sky and Channel 5 in London.

A highly-regarded industry professional, she has held roles in format development, TV strategy and commercial partnerships, for both networks and VOD platforms.

Most recently she was group general manager for Lifestyle Channels at Foxtel, working across linear, SVOD, BVOD and digital platforms.

The appointment follows significant investment in expanding K7’s global presence, including the opening of a permanent base in Singapore and the expansion of its local language offering.

Keri Lewis Brown, founder and chief executive, said: “Hannah brings with her an enviable network of industry contacts across Australia, the UK and North America.

“We believe having such an accomplished consultant based in Melbourne will help us continue to grow our global presence.”

Hannah Barnes added: “I am so pleased to be collaborating with Keri and the team at K7 Media.

Hannah Barnes

“I have been so impressed with the wealth of experience within the team and look forward to contributing to telling the stories of the great work that is being produced by our industry across Australia and in New Zealand.”

K7 Media offers bespoke research and media consulting services to broadcasters, streaming platforms, distributors and production companies.