Stephen Oliver (Australia)
Manager of Documentary

An award-winning filmmaker, Stephen has brought program-making and impact campaign expertise to his commissioning role at the ABC with great success.

Currently Manager of Documentaries at the ABC, Stephen oversees many of the national broadcaster’s biggest hits, including Big Deal, Cracking COVID, Love on the Spectrum, Reef LIVE, Fight for Planet A, Big Weather, Australia’s Ocean Odyssey, Revelation, Exposed: The Case of Keli Lane, War on Waste and Employable Me. Stephen is passionate about telling stories with real world impact, and has headed up several ground-breaking shows and game-changing impact campaigns around climate and the environment for the ABC. He believes in the power of storytelling to change the world, and is always looking for talent, innovation and boldness to jump off the screen and into people’s homes. Outside of work, he likes tennis, mountain-biking, and dogs. Oh and his kids, he definitely likes them too.