Endemol Shine Australia has elevated Peter Newman from MD, unscripted content, to chief content officer.
Since joining in 2012 he has overseen more than 60 series including MasterChef, Married At First Sight, Australian Survivor, Australian Ninja Warrior, Gogglebox, Ambulance and the current slate which includes Lego Masters for the Nine Network, Changing Rooms for Network 10 and Old Peoples Home For Four Year Olds for the ABC.
In his new role he is responsible for all ESA’s productions, running the production and development teams and contributing to the strategic direction of the company led by CEOs Mark and Carl Fennessy.
Prior to ESA he was head of production and development at SBS. He started his career at the BBC in London and later served as head of development for the UK’s Outline Productions.
Newman said: “As a team, we set really high standards for ourselves and I look forward to continuing to deliver the very best content to our broadcast partners now and into the future.”
Carl Fennessy added: “This is a richly deserved promotion for an exceptionally talented executive. His impressive track record, hard work ethic and passion for his programming team will see him shine in his new role.”