ABC managing director, Michelle Guthrie and ABC Director of Television, Richard Finlayson announced the appointment of Josie Mason-Campbell to the role of Head of Non-Scripted Production.
Josie joins the ABC with a wealth of experience in non-scripted production across a range of genres. She joined Foxtel in 2013 and currently holds the position of Head of Production and Development.
Josie has been instrumental in the production of Foxtel’s non-scripted slate including successful programs such as Gogglebox, The Great Australian Bake off and Coast Australia along with the upcoming original productions Unchartered with Sam Neill, Local Justice, The Archibald and Gene-Pool Productions, Lawless.
Guthrie said: “Josie is a natural creative leader, who has thrived in the industry. We are looking forward to her helping the ABC create more great Australian shows that resonate with a broad audience.”
Finlayson said: “Josie’s experience in managing a network portfolio as well as deep, hands-on production skills will equip her well for helping shape the ABC slate for the future.”
Josie Mason-Campbell said: “For me the ABC is, and has always been, an essential part of Australian life, providing a brave, bold yet strangely comforting stage on which to tell our stories. I am honoured Michelle and Richard have given me the opportunity to join them and play a pivotal role in shaping its creative output.
“I look forward to collaborating with our innovative independent production sector as well as the ABCs talented internal team to make quality, diverse and engaging television for all Australians.”
The Head of Non-Scripted Production reports directly to the Director of Television and is responsible for ABC TV’s Factual, Entertainment, Arts and Events slates. It was previously held by Brendan Dahill.