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Debra Richards

Director, Production Policy, APAC, Netflix; Vice President, IIC Australia Chapter

Debra Richards

Debra Richards, was appointed Director, Production Policy, APAC at Netflix in October 2019. She has over 25 years of experience in the communications & media industry.

Ms Richards was CEO of Ausfilm from 2011 to September 2019.

Ms Richards has previously held the position of CEO of the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA), the industry association for subscription television. She also spent over 13 years with the broadcasting regulator, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Australian Broadcasting Authority.

Ms Richards is a Member & Director of The Communications & Media Law Association (CAMLA), Vice President of The Australian Chapter of The Institute of Communications (IIC) and a Member of the Advertising Beverage Advertising Code (ABAC) adjudication panel. She is also a member of the Australian Film Institute, an adjunct professor with Boston University, Sydney Campus and a Director of Northcott Disability Services.


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