Duane Hatherly – Director of Production, Foxtel
Duane Hatherly began his career with Foxtel in July 1996. His tenure has seen him work across many broadcast divisions, including graphics, creative services, production and channel management. He was appointed to the role of Channel Manager for FOX8 in 2004 and led the channel to top rating success. Over the years he has managed numerous channels including Bio, Arena, The Comedy Channel and 111 HITS.
Following the merger of Foxtel and Austar in 2012, Duane was appointed to the role of General Manager LifeStyle Channels and Head of Production. His production responsibilities expanded to encompass all of Foxtel’s unscripted programming across the key genres.
Some highlights include overseeing production include many series of Australia’s Next Top Model, Project Runway Australia, Dating in the Dark Australia, Football Superstar and Cricket Superstar, Grand Designs Australia, Selling Houses Australia, Location, Location, Location Australia, River Cottage Australia, Paddock to Plate, Village Vets, Coast Australia, Pawn Stars Australia, The Recruit, The Real Housewives of Australia, Gogglebox and The Great Australian Bake Off.
In July 2015, Duane was promoted to Foxtel Networks’ Director of Production and charged with a heightened focus to develop new shows and formats.