Heather Jones has been appointed general manager, UK of A+E Networks UK.

The announcement was made by Tom Davidson, managing director of A+E Networks UK, to whom she will continue to report.

Announcing the appointment, Tom Davidson said: “With her in-depth knowledge of the TV landscape, combined with a vision and passion for great entertainment, Heather is the perfect candidate to drive the UK business to deliver its full potential. I am delighted that she has accepted this well-deserved promotion.”

Jones will have responsibility for all aspects of the business across the company’s UK operation and portfolio of channels: History, Lifetime, Crime + Investigation and H2. She joined A+E Networks UK in July 2013 as VP of Programming. Jones previously held senior management roles at leading UK independent production company North One and Viacom in the UK. She joined Viacom from Paramount Comedy where she was managing director, UK.

Heather Jones commented: “I am excited to be taking up this new opportunity at A+E Networks. I love each of the channels in our UK portfolio and I can’t wait to get stuck into the new challenges that this broader remit will bring.”

Jones takes up her new role on February 1, 2015.