As the Head of Factual at ABC TV, Steve oversees a small team responsible for the development, commissioning, production, budgeting and delivery of all external and internal factual programming for all platforms. Steve has commissioned a raft of titles including War on Waste, Stargazing Live, Anh’s Brush with Fame, Ask the Doctor, the Logie award winning Conviction, Ice Wars, Keeping Australia Alive, Brian Cox: Life of a Universe, Housemates and Bullied as well as overseeing the revamp of the science brand, Catalyst.


Steve is hosting a Roundtable on “finding content that Australians care about”.

Ready, Steady, Pitch!

What Steve is looking for in Pitches:

  • It’s really about content that matters to as many Australians as possible and content that people care about – stories that will stop people and surprise them.
  • Interested in form as much as content. That is, taking topics and creating a form that makes the topic appealing to large audiences. For example, look at autism and Employable Me. Think astronomy and Stargazing Live. I’m very interested in ambition.

Not interested in:

  • Lifestyle or interview shows.


Head of Factual