February 18, 2021 -- WarnerMedia today announced the appointment of Miranda Higham as Senior Vice President and Head of Communications, International for WarnerMedia. Higham will serve as the lead communications executive for the company’s growing global presence outside of the United States. She will report to Christy Haubegger, Executive Vice President, Communications and Chief Inclusion Officer. She will lead both internal and external corporate communications for WarnerMedia, working closely with Gerhard Zeiler, Head of WarnerMedia International, Priya Dogra, Head of WarnerMedia, EMEA and Asia (excluding China) and their respective leadership teams.
A seasoned veteran and well-respected executive, Higham was most recently Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for 21st Century Fox (21CF) where she led the company’s communications function across EMEA. Known for helping media companies manage through high-profile merger and acquisition activities, which includes 21CF’s offer for Sky and the Endemol Shine joint venture, she was also a principal advisor to 21CF’s leadership team (formerly News Corporation) on issues such as the Leveson Inquiry and Sky Deutschland’s turnaround. Higham provided counsel to executive leaderships for corporate and financial communications, crisis and internal communications, corporate social responsibility, marketing, and consumer awareness, as well as engaging with governments and industry stakeholders across public policy, legislative and regulatory issues.
“Miranda is an effective strategist and impactful storyteller and has been a trusted advisor to industry leaders, helping to drive results through times of disruption and transformation,” Haubegger said. “In addition, she brings a wealth of experience in employee engagement and will be an asset to the team and partnering with stakeholders to ensure all employees are connected globally across the company.”
Higham will oversee development of the communications strategy and messaging related to WarnerMedia’s international business and industry position.
“WarnerMedia’s creativity and vision, its much-loved brands, and content, and its pioneering commitment to transform the viewing experience make this a most compelling and exciting opportunity,” said Higham. “I am thrilled to join the team and to play my part in helping build the next chapter of this outstanding company’s story.”
In addition to advocating for women’s leadership in business and creating inclusive workplaces, Higham has championed initiatives and organizations focused on providing access and opportunity for underserved communities. She helped establish Ghetto Film School’s first international program for socially diverse students in the UK, and serves as a board member of Bold Everywhere, a London-based charity aimed at enabling equal access and participation in the arts for young people and families across all backgrounds.
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.
WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).