Rachel Whetstone Named Netflix Chief Communications Officer
Proven communications leader brings international expertise to role
Los Gatos, Calif., August 27, 2018 -- Netflix, Inc. today named Rachel Whetstone Chief Communications Officer. Rachel 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. She 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,” said Rachel Whetstone.
A graduate of Bristol University, Rachel 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.
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 130 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.