Debra Richards is Director, Production Policy, APAC for Netflix.
Prior to joining Netflix Debra was the CEO of Ausfilm. She has over 25 years communications & media industry experience including as the 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 then the Australian Broadcasting Authority (& Tribunal).
Debra has been involved in screen content policy and production industry issues in Australia during her working life as regulator, stakeholder or advocate. These include local content, classification of content, sports rights, copyright, digital conversion and new delivery platforms. Debra is also an Adjunct Professor for Boston University (Film and Media in Australia) and a marriage celebrant.
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