Richard Huddleston (Australia)
Head of Documentary
Screen Australia

Richard has over 25 years of experience in the television industry, with creative and strategic leadership positions across a wide range of genres including factual, observational documentary, natural history, true crime, history, arts, social experiment, science, impact and entertainment.

He will join Screen Australia from his most recent role as Acting Head of Factual and Culture at the ABC, where he has overseen the development, commissioning and production of an extensive slate including Stuff The British Stole, War on Waste, The Way We Wore, Better Date Than Never, This Is Going To Be Big, Old People’s Home for Teenagers, and Tony Armstrong’s Extra-Ordinary Things.

Whilst working at the ABC, Richard has also held other senior roles including Managing Editor Factual and Culture, Manager of Development for Factual, Entertainment and Partnerships and Supervising Executive Producer.

Prior to that, Richard was a director/producer/writer on numerous series for Australian broadcasters as well as Discovery and Discovery Asia. Starting his career in the UK, Richard worked at companies including Bazal, Endemol, Keo Films and RDF Media, working on factual content for ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, National Geographic, and ABC America.

Many of the documentaries and factual series he has been associated with have won major Australian and international industry awards.