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Chris Oliver-Taylor

Council Member (Convocation appointment)

Mr Chris Oliver-Taylor is the Director of Production, Australia and New Zealand, for Netflix. In leading Physical Production, Chris is responsible for driving all aspects of productions of Netflix content in Australia and New Zealand. A dynamic, multi-functional role that works in close partnership with Content, he oversees the production of Netflix’s local and international titles for the region, including production management, post production, visual effects, studio strategy, and resourcing. He is also a key leader and contributor towards strategy for the Asia Pacific Physical Production team.

Prior to his role at Netflix, Chris served as CEO of Fremantle, Asia Pacific, from 2018 – 2022, and was responsible for Fremantle’s creative and business operations across Australia, New Zealand, India, China and Indonesia and served as a Global Board Director for the company.

Prior to Fremantle, Chris was Managing Director of Matchbox Pictures from 2011 – 2018. During his tenure at Matchbox Pictures, the company commissioned The Real Housewives franchise for Foxtel, 7 Types of Ambiguity and Barracuda for the ABC, and Safe Harbour and Date My Race for SBS. Matchbox won 20 AACTA Awards, an International Emmy, nine Logies and nine Screen Producers of Australia Awards with Chris at the helm. Prior to joining Matchbox, Chris was the ABC’s Head of Production, with overall responsibility for the production and delivery of the entire ABC TV slate as well as the financial management, business affairs, scheduling and broadcast operations of ABC TV. He began his career at the BBC in London, working on Top of the Pops, The Generation Game, Match of the Day and Westminster Live. He currently sits on the Boards of VicScreen, Screenworks and AFTRS.