For over 20 years Richard has worked on an extensive range of factual and entertainment programmes for the Australian, UK and Asian TV markets. Many of the series he has been associated with have won or have been nominated for major industry awards including Logie, AACTA, Rose D’Or, BAFTA and International Emmy.
Richard joined the ABC in 2012 and executive produced numerous primetime and digital shows including Gruen, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, Lukewarm Sex, #7DaysLater, Everyone’s A Critic, Growing Up Gracefully, Dream Gardens, How Australia Found It’s Mojo, Short Cuts To Glory, Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am and The Recording Studio. In 2019 he became the Manager of Development for Factual, Entertainment and Partnerships where he was responsible for developing stronger creative ties with the Australian production sector to ensure that the best possible content outcomes were achieved across all ABC platforms. More recently Richard has taken up the role of Managing Editor of Factual.
The ABC Factual team consistently produces high quality, award winning programs across a wide range of genres that connect with audiences on a variety of ABC platforms.
ABC Factual is responsible for thought-provoking and inspiring programs such as Old People’s Home For 4 Year Old’s, Employable Me, Anh’s Brush With Fame, Magical Land of Oz, Love On The Spectrum, Big Weather, Restoration Australia, Aftermath: Beyond Black Saturday, Australia’s Ocean Odyssey, Australia ReMastered, Nolan, Further Back In Time For Dinner, Fight For Planet A, Revelation, Don’t Stop the Music, Mystify and Storm In A Teacup.
The team are looking for bold stories that are relevant to all Australians: contemporary stories that are accessible and grab the attention of a broad audience and ignite national conversations and create meaningful change.
Above all, exceptional storytelling, strong directing and solid journalism are paramount. Our programs must inspire and have a reason to exist right now. We want our stories to look and sound like contemporary Australia, from a diverse range of content makers. We encourage you to be brave, ambitious, surprising, relevant, distinctive and thought provoking.