Hannah Barnes is General Manager of Foxtel’s flagship brand and Australia’s favourite lifestyle destination The LifeStyle Group which includes LifeStyle, LifeStyle FOOD, LifeStyle YOU, LifeStyle HOME and lifestyle.com.au.
Hannah is one of Australia’s most accomplished television programmers and since her return to Australia in 2009 has made a formidable contribution to the success of the LifeStyle group which is now the number 1 STV channel among women, grocery buyers and people 25+.
The Lifestyle group has the best premium & exclusive LifeStyle entertainment and is the home of Aussie expert talent plus the best from abroad. The group’s commitment to both local productions and the best of British formats is clear with over 4000 hours of new programming a year.
Hannah’s early media career began in London with programming and acquisition roles across LIVINGtv, LIVINGtv2, FTN and Flextech Television. Hannah was then offered the opportunity to move to BSKB Broadcasting, to take-up the role of Managing Editor, Sky One, Sky Two and Sky Three. In 2007 Hannah moved to Channel Five to become Director of Programs for Channel Five’s digital channels FIVER and Five US.
Hannah is renowned for her innovative approach & commissioning some of LifeStyle’s most successful and award winning local productions including; Gogglebox Australia, River Cottage Australia, Embarrassing Bodies Down Under, Grand Designs Australia and more recently The Great Australian Bake Off, Deadline Design and I Own Australia’s Best Home.