Laurie Critchley has enjoyed a thirty-year career in radio, print journalism, book publishing and television. With a strong track record as a writer, editor and director, she has held senior positions Dynasties, which ran for six series on ABC Television.

In 2009, Laurie began her own production company, Southern Pictures. Most recently, she has been responsible for originating and overseeing the SBS series The Mosque Next Door, which despite its sensitive and controversial subject matter, changed the conversation between Muslim and non-Muslim Australia; Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader, which brought Australian social history and political leadership to primetime attention; and Love Me As I Am for Untold Australia Season 4 on SBS.