After 10 years at the ABC Stuart has returned to the production sector. His roles at the ABC included six years as Head of Documentaries moving on to becoming the First Controller of ABC 2, which he grew into a vibrant, alternative offering for the national broadcaster.

Menzies replaces Heath Watt, who departed as the Sydney-based MD in early March for personal reasons.

Tony Wright said, “I have known Stuart for many years in different roles and I’m really excited by the energy and enthusiasm that he brings to his work. He is the right person to lead December Media and position the company at a time that it is doing so much dynamic work.”

Stuart Menzies said, “I loved my time at the ABC but I am an independent producer at heart. December Media has been a first rate company for many years producing a string of great shows and opportunities abound for growth.

Stuart and his family recently returned to Melbourne from Sydney and he has started in the new post.