Heather Jones

A+E boss Heather Jones: women are under-represented in the boardroom

Heather Jones is living proof that a working-­class, non-metropolitan woman can make it to the top in TV. But, after listening to her recount her life story, you can’t help thinking that she was always bound to succeed.

As UK General Manager she oversees A+E Networks’ UK channels including HISTORY, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation and the recently launched BLAZE. A+E Networks UK is a joint venture with Sky and also operates across central and Eastern Europe, Benelux, Nordic countries, Middle East and Africa.

Female film-makers showcased at A+E Networks screening

The seven winners were hosted by MP Nigel Evans, who praised A+E’s efforts to tackle the “top heavy dominance of men” in the media industry.

The Lifetime Shorts Competition was open to any UK-based women film-makers, and received over 200 entries which were judged by a panel of experts including actress and producer Michelle Collins, Women in Film & TV UK CEO Kate Kinninmont and General Manager UK of A+E Networks Heather Jones.