ITV Studios Australia updates heavyweight senior team with a series of promotions and key new hires

Published Mon 11 Sep 2023

ITV Studios

ITV Studios Australia today announces a number of changes to its senior creative and production teams, cementing its position and experience in the Australian television industry.

In the editorial team, Beth Hart has been promoted from Head of Content to Chief Content Officer. In her elevated role, Beth will oversee the creative process across the entire production slate, including some of ITV’s biggest formats I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Love Island, The Voice, My Kitchen Rules, Alone, The Chase, My Mum Your Dad, Inside Sydney Airport and This Is Your Life. Beth will continue to report to CEO & Managing Director David Mott.

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Beth Hart

In a further promotion, industry heavy weight, Alex Mavroidakis, is elevated from Supervising Executive Producer to Creative Director. Alex will continue to work under Beth across the reality production slate, most notably Love Island Australia and I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Alex Mavroidakis folding arms and smiling with a backdrop of a production control room
Alex Mavroidakis

The team under Beth has also expanded to include two key new roles reporting to her. Keely Sonntag has been appointed as the Head of Unscripted and Evan Wilkes taking on the role of Unscripted Executive. Both Keely and Evan will work across ITV Studios Australia’s entire unscripted production slate.

Prior to joining ITV Studios Australia, Keely held the role of Executive Producer at Banijay Endemol Shine Australia where she worked across an impressive line-up of shows including Masterchef, Survivor, Love Triangle, Big Brother, Australia's Next Top Model and Ambulance. 

Evan has held a number of senior roles at Beyond Productions, Eureka Productions and Seven Studios. Evan served as Executive Producer on Luxe Listings Sydney, Byron Baes, My Kitchen Rules and House Rules. Head of Production for ITV Studios Australia, 

Donna Foster, has also been promoted to Director of Production. Donna has been with the company for almost 15 years and has continuously proven her industry prowess in an ever-changing content market. Taking on the role of Head of Production is Sarah Roberts. Roberts returns to ITV Studios following a stint as Head of Production at Banijay Endemol Shine Australia and will report to Donna.

David Mott, CEO & Managing Director, ITV Studios Australia said, “Globally, ITV Studios continuously strives for creative excellence and the benchmark is set extraordinarily high as we work to attract the best talent in the industry. With these well-deserved elevations and key new hires, I have no doubt that our productions and our broadcasters will benefit from the incredible breadth of experience across the business,placing us in a formidable position for future growth”.

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