Deb Tod has been officially appointed BBC Studios ANZ’s head of content sales and co-production.
Tod has been acting in the role role since January, following the retirement of Irene Read, former director of content sales. Her appointment comes after a review of the scope of the role.
In her new role, Tod will be responsible for the strategic and team leadership of BBC Studios’ content sales and co-productions in Australia and New Zealand, working across both broadcast and digital. As part of the international sales team, she will have input into global deals, content partnerships and co-productions and will be a core member of the ANZ regional executive leadership team.
Television format sales come under the director of production Kylie Washington, while the development of new customer relationships and business opportunities comes under COO Fiona Lang, who leads the newly formed business development team.
Tod will be supported by the content sales team, which consists of: Stephen O’Hanlon sales manager for ANZ; Bruno Liporoni, sales executive for ANZ; Mel Caracatsanis, sales executive for digital; Donna Meaker, sales planning and support manager; and Katie Rorison and Anna Douglas, sales support executives.
Tod has worked for BBC Studios ANZ (formerly BBC Worldwide ANZ) since 2014 in a variety of roles, including senior sales executive, sales manager, then head of content sales in 2016.
BBC Studios ANZ MD Jon Penn said: “Deb is a highly experienced and effective sales leader with strong relationships in the industry. I’m delighted that she will be bringing her passion and knowledge for BBC Studios’ content to the role, combined with her proven ability to think laterally and deliver results.”
Tod said: “It’s an incredible privilege to represent such an iconic catalogue, working together with the team to bring bold and creative British content to our valued partners across Australia and New Zealand.”