Programming Advisory Board

Comprised of leading luminaries from across the Australian screen sector, the Programming Advisory Board helps to set the strategic direction for Australia’s premier screen industry event and aid in the creation of an engaging, inspirational and business-focused program that reflects the broad spectrum of modern Australian screen content in a time when the industry is in a state of flux.

Aaron Fa'aoso
Aaron Fa'aoso
Lone Star Productions
Producer & Actor
Australia
Angie Fielder
Angie Fielder
Aquarius Films
Principal Producer
Australia
Benjamin Law
Benjamin Law
Writer & Broadcaster
Australia
Vicki Madden
Vicki Madden
Sweet Potato Films
Founder
Australia
Dr Romaine Moreton
Dr Romaine Moreton
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS)
Director of First Nations & Outreach
Australia
Meg O’Connell
Meg O’Connell
Unless Pictures
Producer
Australia
Jo Porter
Jo Porter
Fremantle
Director of Scripted, Australia
Australia
Suzanne Ryan
Suzanne Ryan
SLR Productions
Founder, CEO & Executive Producer
Australia
Ben Ulm
Ben Ulm
ITV Studios Australia
Head of Content / Head of Factual & Reality
Australia
Jeffrey Walker
Jeffrey Walker
Director
Australia
Virginia Whitwell
Virginia Whitwell
GoodThing Productions
Producer
Australia
Kevin Whyte
Kevin Whyte
Guesswork Television
Group Managing Director
Australia

Market & Financing Advisory Board

Comprised of representatives from some of the most influential screen organisations in Australia, Canada and the United States, the new Market & Financing Advisory Board will help maximise the global business opportunities available to delegates at the SPA Connect market.

Tyler Bern
Tyler Bern
Amazon Prime Video Australia and New Zealand
Head of Content
Australia
Deirdre Brennan
Deirdre Brennan
WildBrain
Executive Vice President of Content Partnerships
Canada
Jenny Buckland
Jenny Buckland
ACTF
CEO
Australia
Darren Chau
Darren Chau
Discovery
Head of Content, Production & Channels & Executive Producer - Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands
Australia
Jennifer Collins
Jennifer Collins
ABC
Head of Factual and Culture, Entertainment and Specialist
Australia
Valerie Creighton
Valerie Creighton
Canada Media Fund (CMF)
President and CEO
Canada
Libbie Doherty
Libbie Doherty
ABC
Head of Children’s
Australia
Nick Forward
Nick Forward
Stan
Chief Content Officer
Australia
Holly Hines
Holly Hines
Spotify
Head of Network Development
United States
Gabrielle Jones
Gabrielle Jones
City of Gold Coast
Film & Television Adviser
Australia
Kylie Munnich
Kylie Munnich
Screen Queensland
CEO
Australia
Nick O'Donnell
Nick O'Donnell
Netflix Australia and New Zealand
Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Australia
Tanya Orman
Tanya Orman
SBS
Head of Indigenous Content
Australia