ABC appoints Jennifer Collins as head of entertainment

ABC TV has appointed Jennifer Collins as head of entertainment.

Collins moves from her role as head of factual at the ABC, where she worked for a three-year stint.

The news follows the appointment of Katrina Sedgwick as head of arts, who joined from the Adelaide Film Festival.

Courtney Gibson used to do both roles, as head of arts and entertainment, before she left the ABC in 2009.

Collins was previously executive producer across a range of entertainment shows including The Chaser’s War on Everything, Strictly Dancing and The Glasshouse. She also worked on My Favourite Book and My Favourite Film specials.

Kim Dalton, director of TV said: “Strong, intelligent and thought-provoking entertainment programming is core to ABC TV’s schedule. We also work with and have supported the development of some of Australia’s leading entertainment talent. Jennifer brings to this role a successful background and strong connections with this sector along with an impressive track record in spotting new talent and new ideas.”


  1. Katrina Strickland
    25 Apr 12
    6:02 pm

  2. I think you mean Katrina Sedgwick

  3. mumbrella
    26 Apr 12
    9:13 am

  4. Thanks – now corrected.


    Tim – Mumbrella