John Godfrey is Head of Commissioning at SBS, overseeing SBS’s distinctive commissioned content offering across original unscripted and scripted programming.
Prior to his appointment in this role in November 2022, John was Head of Unscripted for SBS overseeing commissioned documentaries, factual entertainment, food and entertainment across SBS channels and platforms. This includes everything from the Eurovision Song Contest, Mastermind and The Cook Up with Adam Liaw, to the broad range of original SBS standalone documentaries and series including programs like Who Do You Think You Are?, See What You Made Me Do, The Australian Wars and Alone Australia.
He first joined SBS in 2008 and during his time with the network has been responsible for some of SBS’s highest rating and iconic programs, including Go Back to Where You Came From, First Contact, Struggle Street, and Filthy Rich and Homeless.
John has been in Australia since 2003, working in the UK prior to that for 10 years, series/exec producing shows for Channel 4 and BBC2.