Sonya Wilkes is an experienced and respected television executive, who has created and produced some of Australia’s biggest reality shows, including House Rules, Bride & Prejudice, My Restaurant Rules, Zumbo’s Just Desserts, Instant Hotel, World’s Strictest Parents, Conviction Kitchen, Hell’s Kitchen, Pooch Perfect, Farmer Wants a Wife, and The Real Full Monty.

Sonya’s recent focus has been on the US market, where she’s developing and producing original unscripted series for ABC US, TBS, Hulu, and Netflix.

Her previous role was Head of Unscripted at the Seven Network, where she also worked as Head of Development, an Executive Producer, and Network Executive collaborating with Australia’s biggest production companies.

Sonya started her career in television news, working in both Sydney and London as a news producer and a reporter.