Experienced TV executive Courtney Gibson has been appointed as CEO of Australia’s Screen NSW, the film and TV funding body in New South Wales.

She replaces Maureen Barron, who resigned with effect from Aug. 7. Gibson’s start date is currently undecided.

Gibson has for the past three years has been programming production executive at the Nine Network. She was previously director of programs, at Southern Star Entertainment, and executive head of content creation at ABC TV, where she managed the development, commissioning and production of all the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Australian programs and content.

“Courtney is an exceptional industry leader who is highly regarded for her passion, intellect and creativity.  Her considerable expertise across all genres of content will enable her to make a tremendous contribution to the NSW screen industry,” said Screen NSW chair, Helen Wright.