CEO and Managing Director
David has over 35 years experience in the broadcast industry and was most recently MD of Nine Network, Perth and Network Programme Executive. Before this he was Chief Programming Officer at Network TEN, where he commissioned hit programmes including Talking About your Generation, Big Brother, The Biggest Loser, Australian Idol, Masterchef and groundbreaking scripted series Offspring, Secret Life of Us and Puberty Blues.
He’s also held a number of senior roles at the Seven Network. In 2009 and 2010, David was listed in Top 5 Media People in Australia.
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Legal and Business Affairs
Nick is responsible for all business and legal affairs across ITV Studios Australia’s corporate and production activity. He is also company secretary. While at ITV Studios, Nick has advised on projects including Please Marry My Boy, Come Dine With Me, Talkin’ ‘bout your Generation, Young Talent Time, Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell and both the UK and German versions of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
Nick joined the company in 2010 from Beyond International, where as a legal and business affairs executive, he worked on a range of productions for Australian networks and also Discovery and National Geographic in the US. Nick began his career with the commercial law firm Holding Redlich, working with film and television producers, distributors, advertising agencies, magazine publishers and broadcasters.
Head of Content
Beth is a respected television executive who has worked in both the UK and Australia on many highly successful, big entertainment shows. Her UK executive producer credits include The X Factor, Hell’s Kitchen, The Apprentice, Love Island and five seasons of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! In Australia, she has overseen The Great Australian Bake Off, The Farmer Wants a Wife, Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Apprentice and Grand Designs amongst others. Her previous role was Creative Director, Fremantle Media Australia.
Beth is thrilled to return to ITV and be responsible for many of her favourite shows.
Head of Factual & Reality
During his 30 year television career, Ben has developed and produced content for all Australian free-to-air networks as well as subscription television. He has also created programming for international networks: for Channel 4 in the UK and Discovery and National Geographic in the US. Ben has been responsible for award-winning factual, history and lifestyle productions as well as entertainment, reality and comedy content.
Prior to joining ITV Studios Australia in 2014, Ben was Head of Factual Entertainment at WTFN and has also worked at Beyond International, where he was executive producer for Australian network development.
In 2011 he accepted the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Documentary for Trishna & Krishna: The Quest For Separate Lives, on which he was executive producer. He has worked on programs including The Living Room, Bondi Vet, Tony Robinson’s Time Walks and Bollywood Star.
Head Of Entertainment
There are very few television genres ITV Australia’s Head of Entertainment Majella Wiemers hasn’t made. Her credits include the heartwarming success “This Time Next Year”, studio sensation “The Voice”, “Shark Tank”, “The Great Australian Spelling Bee” and ”Embarrassing Bodies Down Under”.
Queensland born, Majella began her television career as a news and current affairs reporter and presenter, and producer working on landmark Australian programs such as “Today”, "A Current Affair" “Sunday”, “RPA” and “Getaway”.
In 2018 she sets her sights on the Australian version of the hottest format in the world – “Love Island”.
As an Executive leader, specialising in leading and transforming financial operations, planning and analysis, Geraldine Coakley joined the team at ITV Studios Australia in early 2022 as the Finance Director.
Geraldine’s career spans technology, entertainment and financial services sectors. From leading high performing, global teams through to implementing BI systems and managing transformational change projects.
Prior to joining ITV Studios Australia, Geraldine worked for SBS Australia and Entertainment One in similar roles and has worked in the UK, Canada and Australia . Originally from France, Geraldine has a Masters Degree in Accounting & Finance.
Head of Production
Experienced at delivering live entertainment shows, outside broadcasts and reality television, Donna has worked in television production for more than 15 years.
She has worked with ITV as a freelancer on many occasions, returning to the company in 2008 as Head of Production. Her credits include Paddock to Plate, Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, Please Marry My Boy, Talkin’ ‘bout your Generation, Come Dine with Me and five seasons of Dancing with the Stars. With experience as a production manager for the Seven Network, Network Ten, V8 Supercars and the AFL, Donna has also worked on the V8 Supercars telecast, Melbourne Cup Carnival and Melbourne Grand Prix.
Head of Development
Micah was promoted to Head of Development in 2014 after four years with ITV Studios Australia producing, creating and adapting television formats as Executive Producer of Development. With over 20 years experience in television, Micah worked as a producer for Network Ten and an executive producer at Southern Star Entertainment (Endemol), working with the Seven, Nine and Ten networks as well as UK broadcasters ITV and SKY.
His ITV Studios Australia credits include being co-creator of both Please Marry My Boy and The Trophy Room, plus working on Paddock to Plate, River Cottage Australia and Come Date With Me.
He was a producer for the first six seasons of Big Brother Australia and also has credits on Friday Night Download, Friday Night Games, the annual ARIA Awards, Wipeout’s Greatest Hits, Real Prison Breaks, The Secret Life of Tanzania, Fear Factor, Next Wave, Ralph TV, Ready Steady Cook, Sinatra Under Siege and The Kylie Interview.
Head of Commercial
Kate has significant experience in the media industry working for leading broadcasters including The Seven Network, Nine Entertainment Company, Movie Network Channels and Austereo.
Tertiary qualified with a B.Com (Marketing) she has experience across various disciplines including sales, business development, brand-funded content, promotional marketing and client services.
Kate was a pioneer of brand integration at Seven, developing sponsor opportunities in formats such as Better Homes & Gardens, The Mole, Who Dares Wins, Popstars and The Great Outdoors. Prior to joining ITV she applied her talents to Celebrity Big Brother (Endemol) and Married at First Sight (Nine Entertainment Co).
HR Business Partner, APAC
Alana is a HR leader with over 10 years of experience partnering with senior leaders across the advertising and media industries. As the HR BP, APAC, Alana is part of the Senior Leadership team and advises the ITV Studios & Global Distributions teams on all HR matters across Australia, India and Hong Kong. As part of the Global HR team, Alana works closely with the Global Head of HR and the UK team to drive global initiatives and local HR strategy across the APAC region that are aligned with the company vision, and are aimed at promoting best practice, both internally and externally.
Alana is well versed with HR disciplines such as Payroll, Reporting, ER/IR, Talent Management, Recruitment, OHS/WHS, L&D, Remuneration and Benefits, Performance Management, Workforce Planning, Conflict Resolution, Policy and HRIS management. Prior to joining ITV, Alana held roles such as P&C Manager at Mamamia Women’s Network and Foxtel Media, formerly Multi Channel Network.