Netflix has appointed Rachel Whetstone Chief Communications Officer. She will be responsible for leading communications on a global basis as Netflix works with the world’s best creators to deliver great entertainment to its more than 130 million members. Whetstone joins Netflix from Facebook, having previously led communications and policy at Uber and Google.
“Rachel is a proven communications leader and a strong addition to the Netflix team,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix Chief Executive Officer. “Her deep knowledge and international expertise will be invaluable as we bring Netflix and its expanding lineup of original content to an increasingly global audience.”
“I’m so excited to be joining Netflix and being part of this amazing company’s story,” saidWhetstone.
Whetstone worked as a political advisor in the UK before entering the private sector. She joined Google in 2005 and served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Policy at Google from 2010 to 2015. She held the same position at Uber from 2015 till 2017, prior to joining Facebook as a Vice President of Communications last year.