Ms Hunt will be responsible for all Sky Sports, Sky News and enterprise apps and websites, and will play a key leadership role within the technology hub in Leeds.
She ran her own firm for eight years and most recently was working with Deloitte’s UK Innovation Lab as a programme director. Prior to this, she worked with Sky across a variety of technology roles, latterly as part of the team responsible for the development of its Sky Q platform as technology programme director.
The technology hub has been involved in the development of Sky’s new mobile offering as well as app development, digital customer service and e-commerce trading. Sky’s focus on the city is part of a broader commitment to invest in a skilled workforce outside of London. It has invested £13m in the hub to-date and currently employs 650 specialists.
Ms Hunt said: “I’m hugely excited about my new role at Sky, particularly the chance to lead the world-class talent that we have available in Leeds.”
She added: “The hub has played an integral role in Sky’s recent development in Europe’s leading entertainment business and I would like to grow it further.”
Meanwhile, Sky sponsored last week’s Leeds International Festival, an ambitious event which showcased the city’s prominence in music, moving images and technology.