Managing Director - Content Aggregation and Wholesale, Foxtel
Deanne Weir joined Foxtel in 2016 as Managing Director, Content Aggregation and Wholesale, where she has responsibility for third party content relationships, pricing and packaging, wholesale revenue, and new forms of content commercialisation.
As a media entrepreneur, company director and philanthropist Deanne Weir has more than 25 years of experience in media and communications. A former corporate lawyer, Deanne is an experienced and globally recognised leader, strategist and communicator, with a deep interest in how new forms of media affect business and society. Deanne's company WeirAnderson.com has invested in several Australian growth companies, leveraging new and disruptive communications technology to reach and engage global audiences. From online publishing, television and multiplatform media production, to global innovations in speech to text services, Deanne has been privileged to work with some great Australian innovators. Along the way, Deanne has also pursued her passion for supporting Australian stories, and has used her influence and resources to improve the lives of women and girls in our community.
Deanne spent 8 years on the board of Screen Australia, including as Deputy Chair, and was instrumental in the development of its highly regarded Gender Matters program. Other cultural board roles include the Sydney Film Festival and Playwriting Australia. Deanne is Chair of the Australian Women Donors Network and a member of the global philanthropic community Women Moving Millions, both of which seek to increase the amount of social investment that reaches women and girls. A frequent guest speaker at corporate and philanthropic events, Deanne provides informal mentoring support to a number of women in the media.
In addition to her role at Foxtel and her community engagement, Deanne continues in her roles as Chair of Hoodlum and Ai-Media.
Deanne is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds a Master of Laws from the University of London, and honors degrees in Arts and Law from Monash University.