Vanessa O’Connor

  • Vanessa O’Connor

Vanessa O’Connor
Director of Member Relations & Communications, EBU

Vanessa joined the EBU in June 2018 to head up a newly-created Department assembling Member Relations, Communications and the EBU Academy. In this new role she is responsible for strengthening the EBU’s relations with Members and developing a long-term communications strategy for the EBU, and public service media.

She joined the EBU from Eutelsat in Paris, where, as Corporate Communications Director, she shaped key development phases of one of the world’s leading satellite operators, including restructuring from a European intergovernmental organisation into a private company and the expansion of global activities across video, telecommunications and broadband markets.

Prior to Eutelsat, Vanessa worked in London as Editor-in-Chief of Digital TV Europe, the first pan-European publication on new media. She graduated in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford.