Peter Newman, SBS Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, has now been appointed Head of Production and Development and will oversee the entire commissioning, production and development slate for the network.
Newman, who was Commissioning Editor of The Family which airs on SBS ONE later in the year, has also been associated with this week’s anticipated series, Go Back to Where You Came From. Prior to this he worked with international networks such as Channel 4 and the BBC in the UK and Discovery in the USA before moving to Australia three years ago.
The appointment ends interim measures which were in place at SBS following the exit of Denise Eriksen a year ago.
Matt Campbell said: “I’m thrilled Peter has accepted this senior leadership position. His work is outstanding and SBS is very fortunate his talent will now extend across our entire slate of commissioned content. I’m sure we will see more fantastic content from SBS under his stewardship.”
Peter Newman added: “Not only does SBS have an important role to play in the cultural landscape of Australia; it is also the network that produces some of the most distinctive and creatively ambitious local content on our screens. I’m really looking forward to building on our recent successes such as Immigration Nation, East West 101 and Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam.”