Foxtel announces new executive team

18 February, 2013 by IF

Foxtel Networks Australia has announced several new key television executives who have been appointed in recent months.

Brendon Moo has been appointed to the role of general manager, general entertainment channels, and will oversee the management of FOX8, Arena, FOX Classics, The Comedy Channel and 111 HITS.


In a statement announcing the changes, Foxtel executive director of television, Brian Walsh, said: “Brendon joined the company in 2003 to launch Foxtel Digital. His extensive experience across publicity, marketing, programming and production sets him in great stead for his new role, at the helm of some of the platform’s most important brands.”

Foxtel’s Music Channels general manager Shaun James will now also oversee the Foxtel Networks Digital team. "In addition to running the hugely successful music brands – Channel [V], [V] Hits, CMC and MAX – Shaun will also manage the digital area of our ever expanding business. The digital space for Foxtel Networks has enormous promotional and commercial potential, and Shaun will be a great asset in this area.”

Graham Burrells has been appointed to the role of creative director, movies and drama. "Graham is one of the most outstanding creative directors in the business and a long term Foxtel executive. I am delighted he has agreed to take on this wide and varied role across our recently launched Foxtel Movies and Premium Drama channels,” Walsh said.

Paul Macionis has been appointed to the role of senior production and business affairs manager, and will report to head of production, Duane Hatherly. "Paul will now be responsible for both business affairs and financial management across the production group, including productions from general entertainment, lifestyle and factual,” Walsh said.

Ross Crowley, director of programming and channels, will now oversee main event and on demand TV.

No executives have left Foxtel as part of the restructure, a spokesman said.

Foxtel Networks Australia produces: 111 HITS, Arena, A&E, Bio, Channel [V], Country Music Channel, The Comedy Channel, Crime & Investigation Network, FOX8, FOX Classics, Foxtel Movies, FOXTEL On Demand, The History Channel, MAIN EVENT, MAX, showcase, SoHo, The LifeStyle Channel, LifeStyle FOOD, LifeStyle HOME, LifeStyle YOU and [V] HITS.

The full executive team now consists of:

  • Brian Walsh – Executive Director of Television
  • Ross Crowley – Director of Programming and Channels
  • Duane Hatherly – General Manager, LifeStyle Channels and Head of Production
  • Shaun James – General Manager, Music Channels and Head of Digital, Foxtel Networks
  • Brendon Moo – General Manager, General Entertainment Channels
  • Jim Buchan – General Manager, Factual Channels
  • Jamie Campbell – General Manager, Publicity and Talent
  • Andrew Mulready – Head of Advertising and Strategic Integration
  • Fleur Fahey – General Manager, Acquisitions
  • Travis Conneeley – Creative Director, Foxtel
  • Rhonda Dawson – General Manager, Magazine and Platform Communications
  • Graham Burrells – Creative Director, Movies and Drama
  • Uriah Blair – Brand Strategy and Creative Manager, Foxtel Networks
  • Hannah Barnes – Head of Programming and Commissions, LifeStyle Channels
  • Fraser Stark – Channel Operations Manager, General Entertainment Channels
  • Paul Myers – Channel Operations Manager, Factual Channels
  • Geoff Rupp – Head of On Demand TV and Emerging Platforms
  • Angus Pitt – Commercial Director, Main Event








  • Kelly

    Perhaps they now should think about hiring an executive to take care of customer relations, loyalty, and customer experience? There are thousands of unhappy FOXTEL customers who feel that after years of complaining, management still have not addressed their issues.
    Looking at the structure of the executive team it becomes apparent that FOXTEL have focused much on the content/product side of their business, but have neglected customer service/care, which is equally important.
    When will FOXTEL’s customer issues become a strategic concern? Acquiring new customers is great, but what about their 13% churn rate, excessive negative WOM (esp on social media), the costs of customer repeatedly calling etc. Not to mention the fact that is estimated to cost 6 times as much to recruit new customers as it is to keep the ones you’ve got.

    Etc Etc …

  • Fiona Thompson

    I just wish Foxtel had more information and programs to suit everyday people, especially parents and mothers. We are often the ones watching during the day when cleaning, ironing, feeding kids, etc but not much on applicable to us. Can there be a consideration of programs that involve us, engage us, create discussion with us mums that often feel isolated at home with young children.