To lead its strategy to engage more deeply within the regulatory environment in key international markets, Steve Leroy has joined Discovery Communications as Senior Vice President, Public and Regulatory Affairs for Discovery Networks International, with a particular focus on Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Working directly with Discovery’s international management team, led by JB Perrette, President and CEO of Discovery Networks International, Leroy is based in London with responsibility for directing and managing international policy and government affairs activities, as well as overseeing content compliance.
Leroy has joined from Anheuser-Busch InBev, where he spent five years as Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs in Europe responsible for providing strategic leadership on EU public affairs, legal matters, competition law, corporate social responsibility and crisis management. Prior to this, he spent 12 years at The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola Enterprises in a variety of senior public affairs, communications and business development roles.
Leroy said “I am very excited to have joined a company as dynamic and progressive as Discovery, and look forward to harnessing my experience to help deliver successful public policy engagement and outcomes. We are seeing a period of significant change within the broader industry at the moment, so I am keen to engage in the debates and to ensure we are committed to those new regulatory circumstances that may influence our future growth.”