Courtney Gibson, ABC TV’s Head of Arts, Entertainment and Comedy has been appointed the network’s Executive Head Content Creation.
This newly-created position will see Courtney lead and manage all ABC TV’s content development and production across all genres (except Children’s).
Kim Dalton, Director of Television said ‘This is a demanding new role, which requires an extensive array of skills, including leadership, creativity, strategic content planning, and the ability to maximise co-production funding.
Courtney is an ideal choice for the role. She is dynamic and enormously passionate about creating Australian content. She has extensive experience in a vast array of genres both here and in the UK, and has worked collaboratively with broadcasters and independent producers in both countries.’
Courtney joined ABC TV in 2003 and has led the department which has produced and commissioned some of the network’s most recognised programming including Spicks & Specks, The Chasers War on Everything, New Inventors, Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes, The Einstein Factor, First Tuesday Book Club, jtv and Sunday Arts.
Prior to joining ABC TV, she worked as a commissioning editor in documentary for SBS Independent.
She spent 1989 -1996 in the UK as a producer on Channel 4 (UK) programs including The Big Breakfast (1992-95), The Girlie Show, as well as daily talks programs for SKY News.