BBC Studios Australia & NZ has appointed Deb Tod as the new Head of Content Sales & Co-Production.
She will be responsible for the strategic and team leadership of BBC Studios’ content sales and co-productions in Australia and New Zealand. As part of the international sales team, she will input into global deals, content partnerships and co-productions on behalf of Australia and NZ.
Tod has been acting in the leadership role since January 2019, following the retirement of Irene Read.
Jon Penn, MD of BBC Studios ANZ, said: ‘Deb is a highly experienced and effective sales leader with strong relationships in the industry. I’m delighted that she will be bringing her passion and knowledge for BBC Studios’ content to the role, combined with her proven ability to think laterally and deliver results.’
Deb Tod, Head of Content Sales & Co-production, BBC Studios ANZ, said: ‘It’s an incredible privilege to represent such an iconic catalogue, working together with the team to bring bold and creative British content to our valued partners across Australia and New Zealand.’
Television format sales comes under the Director of Production Kylie Washington, who started in September 2018.