Our People

Jenny Buckland

Jenny Buckland


Jenny was appointed CEO of the ACTF on July 1, 2002. From the outset, she has played a key role in positioning the ACTF as a national children's media and policy hub, and growing the business to become one of the most successful international marketers of children's television programs. It was Jenny who originally floated the proposal for an Australian children's digital television channel, which culminated in the establishment of ABC3 in 2009.  Formerly the General Manager and Marketing Manager of the ACTF, Jenny has extensive experience in television distribution, business, financial and legal affairs.

Bernadette O'Mahony

Bernadette O'Mahony

Head of Content

Bernadette O’Mahony oversees the ACTF’s development, production and distribution activities.  She has worked in the film and television industry since the 1980s, and her name is linked to a number of prominent Australian productions including The Henderson Kids, The Flying Doctors, Spotswood, The Man From Snowy River (TV series) and Crackers.  Since joining the ACTF, Bernadette has worked on Crash Zone, Legacy of the Silver Shadow, the award-winning series Mortified, Lockie Leonard (Series 1 and 2), Dance Academy (Series, 1, 2 and 3) and My Place (Series 1 and 2), Worst Year of My Life, Again and Bushwhacked!

John Tyler

John Tyler

Head of Finance

John is a Chartered Accountant and joined the ACTF in January 2001. John has responsibility for all financial reporting within the ACTF, and responsibility for all the day to day financial and administration functions.


Holly Alexander (Development Manager) 

Li-Kim Chuah (Development Manager)

Ella Barton (Development and Production Associate)

Roberta Di Vito (International Sales Manager)

Tim Hegarty (International Sales Manager)

Michael Oliverius (Digital Assets Manager)


Education and Communications

Janine Kelly (Curriculum Manager) 

Emma Field (Media and Communications Manager)

Todd Watts (Communications Designer)

Liz Coote (Administration Assistant)


Corporate Services

Francisca Hoffmann-Axthelm (Senior Lawyer)

Julia Fimiani (Lawyer)

Beck Stuart (Executive Assistant (to CEO) and Legal Assistant)

Brendan Lonergan (Assistant Finance Manager)

Phuong Nguyen (Bookkeeper)

Lauren Thuys (Receptionist)