The broadcaster has also promoted Donna Chang to commissioning editor for scripted.
Eckersley has previously worked as a producer and in development across a range of genres, including drama, comedy, animation, documentary and children’s content.
Her experience includes nine years at Matchbox Pictures where she worked on projects such as The Family Law, Glitch, and Maximum Choppage.
She’s also held roles across different elements of production throughout her career, developing and producing projects with Australian networks, as well as internationally with Netflix and NBCU International.
The role had previously been held by Sue Masters for five years, before she departed in late 2019.
Former Foxtel head of drama Penny Win has been Sbs’s acting head of scripted for the past six months. Prior to that, Amanda Duthie