ABC’s head of factual Phil Craig to step down, return to UK

Australian broadcaster ABC's head of factual Phil Craig (pictured) is to exit after two years with the company in order to return to the UK, an ABC spokesperson confirmed to realscreen.
September 23, 2014

Australian broadcaster ABC’s head of factual Phil Craig (pictured) is to depart after two years with the company in order to return to the UK, an ABC spokesperson has confirmed to realscreen.

Craig joined ABC in October 2012, taking on the newly created role of head of factual - a combination of the broadcaster’s head of entertainment and head of documentary positions. He previously served as an executive producer with the London- and Washington-based prodco Nutopia.

An ABC spokesperson said that Craig “won’t be asking for his contract as head of factual to be renewed,” and plans to return to the UK to be closer to family.

“He’s a highly accomplished producer who’s made a significant contribution to the ABC in a short space of time and we’ll miss him,” added the spokesperson.

Craig has not yet confirmed an exact date for his departure, intending to stay on to finish a number of projects. The broadcaster expects to begin recruitment for the position later this year, or in early 2015.

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