Aneeta Akhurst

Aneeta Akhurst

VP, Content & Community

Aneeta Akhurst leads the Content & Community team at XPRIZE, focusing on high quality storytelling, strategic programing and content curation, with an eye to build on, and rapidly expand the XPRIZE audience.

Prior to joining the XPRIZE team, Aneeta was the Director of Programming at Seeker, an award-winning science digital media brand, delivering over 2 billion annual video views and ranking #1 in scale and engagement on social. In this role, Aneeta oversaw all original programming and production, spanning best-in-class documentaries, science news and hosted explainer series that air across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Broadcast TV.

Over the span of her career, Aneeta has gained extensive experience working on short-form digital, and long-form broadcast productions for Discovery, The BBC, National Geographic and PBS.

Aneeta also holds a BSc Biological science degree from King’s College London and a postgraduate degree from the University of Otago in Science Communications and Natural History Filmmaking.