Executive Director Of Drama & Senior Content Consultant
Brian Walsh is a distinguished leader in the Australian television industry with a career spanning more than four decades. He began his career with ABC before going into feature film production and distribution at Palm Beach Pictures and promotions and publicity at Sydney Radio Station 2SM.
After 5 years at Radio 2SM, Brian joined Network TEN where he launched major network events including acclaimed Kennedy Miller mini-series “Vietnam”, “The Bangkok Hilton”, “The Dirtwater Dynasty”. Brian's also credited with responsibility for the nationwide success of Australian family drama series, “Neighbours”, launching careers of Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Guy Pearce.
In 1990, Brian founded The Promotions Department, specialising in media, entertainment, sports and event management. He was also a consultant to British Sky Broadcasting in marketing and publicity, followed by an assignment to Star TV, Asia, where he launched Channel [V] through 52 countries.
In 1995, Brian was a founding member of the management team that established Foxtel. Brian joined as Director of Programming, Publicity & Promotions, overseeing the launch, programme acquisitions, the creation of the entertainment channels and the promotions and marketing of Foxtel. Brian now holds a senior executive position as Executive Director with oversight of all Scripted Commissions for Foxtel Group, which includes FOXTEL and streaming operation, BINGE. The role highlights the increasing importance of Foxtel’s Australian-produced entertainment content in the group’s strategy, building on the success of series such as Wentworth, Upright, Deadline Gallipoli, The Kettering Incident, The End and more recently BINGE’s first Original, Love Me.