Kennair-Jones, most recently editor of Radio 4’s The Archers, will move to ITV to take commissioning responsbility for continuing dramas Coronation Street and Emmerdale.
Joining the team in December, he will report to ITV’s head of drama, Polly Hill.
In the past Kennair-Jones has produced dramas such as Medici: Masters of Florence, New Tricks and Waterloo Road, as well as working in drama commissioning at Sky for six years on shows such as Mad Dogs and Going Postal.
Prior to joining Sky, Kennair-Jones has also produced dramas such as Eastenders and Holby City.
Kennair-Jones said: “I’m delighted to be joining the ITV drama team at such an exciting time. ITV has always been at the forefront of TV drama and I’m thrilled to be getting the chance to work on Coronation Street and Emmerdale, two of the UK’s most iconic programmes.
“And though I’ll be away from Borsetshire, the fantastic cast and crew of The Archers in Birmingham will always have a special place in my heart and I’ll be listening as avidly as I ever have. I’ve loved being part of such a brilliant programme.”