Richard Huddleston (AUS)
Manager of Development and Partnerships

For over twenty years Richard has worked on an extensive range of factual and entertainment programmes for the Australian, UK and Asian markets.

Many of the series he has been associated with have won or have been nominated for major industry awards including Logie, AACTA’s, Rose D’Or, BAFTA and International Emmy.

Richard joined the ABC in 2012 and Executive Produced numerous primetime and digital shows. In his new role he is responsible for developing stronger creative ties with the Australian production sector to ensure ideas are nurtured and supported so that the best possible outcomes are achieved across all ABC platforms.


CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Bold stories that are relevant to all Australians: contemporary stories that are accessible, grab the attention of a broad audience, ignite national conversations and real world change. Above all, exceptional storytelling, strong directing and solid journalism are paramount. Our programs must inspire and have a reason to exist right now.

NUMBER OF SLOTS/HOURS: One off documentaries and series. Current strategic focus is on commissioning for the main channel, including iview and complementary content on our social platforms.