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Anita Jacoby AM

Anita Jacoby is one of Australia’s most awarded television producers, a media executive, company director and author.

As a broadcast journalist and producer, Anita worked with all the commercial networks, the ABC, SBS, NBN and Foxtel, on news and current affairs programs including 60 Minutes, Sunday, Today and Witness. In the independent production sector, she managed Zapruder’s Other Films overseeing original productions such as Enough Rope and The Gruen Transfer, before being appointed Managing Director of ITV Studios Australia, the local operation for one of the world’s largest TV production companies.

From 2013-2023, Anita was an Associate Member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

A leading advocate for women in media and leadership, Anita currently chairs the ABC Advisory Council, co-chairs Women in Media, and is a non-executive director of Chief Executive Women (CEW), Documentary Australia and the UK Board of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Foundation.

Anita has previously been a board director of ITV Studios Australia, Granada Productions, headspace, AFI/AACTA, Arts Law Centre of Australia, The Funding Network, and the NSW Alzheimer’s Advisory Board.

In 2013, Anita established the annual Jacoby Walkley Scholarship for young journalists in partnership with the Walkley Foundation, Nine and the Australian Film Television and Radio School.