Jennifer Collins (Australia)
Head, Factual & Culture

Jennifer Collins is the Head of Factual & Culture within the ABC's Entertainment & Specialist (E&S) division.

Jennifer is one of Australia’s leading television executives with a career spanning 30 years. Her appointment to the role of Head of Factual and Culture at ABC, gives her responsibility for the development and production of content across Science, Arts, Religion and ethics, History, Natural History and contemporary, as well as overseeing Radio National & its podcast slate. 5 years in her role as Head of Non-Fiction at Screentime, she oversaw a slate of programs including The Secret Life of 4 year olds, Stop Laughing…this is serious, Making Child Prodigies, and Testing Teachers. As Director of Content at Fremantle Jennifer had responsibility for both scripted and unscripted development and production slates for all networks. Formerly at ABC TV she was Head of Entertainment where she commissioned a slate of highly acclaimed programs as well as conceiving the online comedy initiative Fresh Blood. Jennifer is also on the Board of Bus Stop Films.

The ABC is a national broadcaster, providing news, current affairs and entertainment programming on television, radio and digital services across Australia. The ABC’s principal function is to provide content which informs, educates and entertains all Australians, contributes to a sense of national identity and reflects the cultural diversity of the Australian community. In addition, the ABC has a role in promoting the performing arts in Australia.