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Chris Oliver-Taylor

Council Member (Convocation appointment)

Chris began his career in London working at BBC Sport, BBC Music Entertainment, BBC Entertainment and BBC News, in both radio and television, before working in various senior roles at the ABC, including Head of Television Production in 2005 and then Head of Television Business & Operations in 2008.

In 2011 Chris moved to the independent production sector as Managing Director of NBC Universal’s Matchbox Pictures, building the business into a creative juggernaut and garnering numerous Australian and international awards. These included 20 AACTA awards, an International Emmy, three Kidscreen Awards, a Prix Jeunesse, nine Logies, four Australian Directors Guild Awards, six Australian Writers Guild Awards and nine Screen Producers of Australia Awards, including three-time Producer of the year.

In 2018 he joined Fremantle as CEO Asia Pacific, responsible for the creative output of one of the biggest production companies across the Asia Pacific, including executive producing Netflix’s series Heartbreak High and Wellmania.
In late 2021 he was appointed Director of Production for Australia and New Zealand for Netflix where he took production responsibility for every series and film produced across the region.

In March 2023 Chris rejoined the ABC as its first Chief Content Officer, responsible for all of its creative content across radio, television and digital (non news).

Oliver-Taylor is a current Board member of AFTRS, The Melbourne Theatre Company and Screenworks and a former Board member of VicScreen, Council member and President of Screen Producers Australia, Board director and Deputy Chair of Screenrights and Global Operating Board member of Fremantle.