Payne became the CEO of Banijay Rights in 2020 after the Banijay acquisition of the Endemol Shine Group. Her role sees her steer all distribution for the global giant, including formats Big Brother, Masterchef and Survivor, as well as scripted series such as Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror. Prior to, she was CEO of Endemol Shine International, a role she held since 2014.
Raised on the Central Coast, Nsw, Payne’s career began via chance meeting with an executive from Hanna-Barbera Australia. Working her way through the ranks, Payne would go on to become CEO of Southern Star International. In that role, she was responsible for a number of key deals including the negotiation of the life of series move for Australian hit