Anita Jacoby | Broadcast Executive

2017 SPEAKER

Anita Jacoby is a broadcast executive and company director with more than 30 years’ experience in media and communications.

A creative with a background as a multi-award winning television, current affairs and film producer, she is currently a member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Anita has created hundreds of hours of original content across almost all genres and for every FTA network and Foxtel.

Most recently she was Managing Director of ITV Studios Australia, responsible for the local operations of this global company.

Here she oversaw the implementation of new digital/social media strategies, commercial growth, content and format sales, including The Chase and I’m a Celebrity.

Prior to ITV, Anita managed Zapruder’s other films for a decade alongside Andrew Denton.

Widely regarded as one of Australia’s most creative independent production companies, Zapruder’s created original series including Enough Rope, The Gruen Transfer, Elders, Hungry Beast, David Tench Tonight and the feature documentary, God on my Side.

She has also held various senior production roles on many programs including 60 Minutes, Sunday, Witness, LAWS and The Today Show.

Anita’s work has been recognised with six AFI’s/AACTA’s, a Logie and various other industry awards.

She is currently on the National Advisory Board of Women in Media, a Director of the Australian Film Institute and has been a non-executive director on a number of NFP Boards, including headspace and Arts Law Centre of Australia.