Former Head of Programme Development at Seven, Lisa Fitzpatrick, is joining Network TEN.
The move is another coup for CEO James Warburton.
Fitzpatrick will become Development and Production Director at TEN and oversee its new creative development unit.
She was exec producer on Better Homes and Gardens, It Takes Two, and Make Me A Supermodel before being appointed Head of Program Development in 2008. She has also been involved in developing and producing Home and Away, Gladiators, World’s Strictest Parents, Dancing with the Stars, Beauty and the Geek and My Kitchen Rules. She left Seven around 2 years ago.
In almost 25 years in television, she has worked across a large range of genres including drama, children’s programs, light entertainment, factual programs and live award ceremonies.
James Warburton said: “We are delighted a television executive as talented and experienced as Lisa is joining TEN to work with David on building and deepening our content line-up.
“Lisa’s appointment and the new creative development unit are key planks in our strategy to renew our creative content and to ensure we are meeting and exceeding viewers’ expectations.”
David Mott added, “I have known Lisa for many years and she is one of the best television executives around.
“Lisa’s proven track record in production and development, as well as her relationships with the production community here and abroad, made her the natural candidate. Her appointment highlights our commitment to increasing our investment in creative people and content.”
“I’m delighted to be joining Network TEN at this exciting stage in its development,” Fitzpatrick said.
“I share James and David’s passion for creating innovative local programs that connect and resonate with people across multiple screens.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to work with the team at TEN to create great Australian content,” she said.