Michael Carrington is an award-winning broadcast executive who has worked across creative development, production management and commissioning of content in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. He joined the ABC in 2016 as Head of Children’s content and in 2018 was appointed Head of Distribution, with responsibility for programming content from across the ABC and external acquisitions.
He previously worked at the BBC as Channel Controller and Creative Director of CBeebies, and was Chief Content Officer at Turner Broadcasting, where he was responsible for content on Cartoon Network and Boomerang and won an International Emmy Award for the series The Amazing World of Gumball. Before joining the ABC, Michael was Chief Executive Officer of Zodiak Kids Studios, in the UK and France.
He was appointed Acting Director Entertainment & Specialist in September 2018.