Copyright Agency has announced that after six years as CEO, Adam Suckling has decided not to renew his contract for a further three-year term.
Suckling will leave the organisation in February next year, ending a very successful period of leadership of the Copyright Agency.
Under Suckling’s leadership, the organisation has recast its strategy, completed a major digital transformation program, and made record payments to members for use of their work.
The agency has also renewed, refreshed or come to new agreements with Australian businesses, governments and educational institutions, enabling them to use a vast amount of content, including supporting the education of millions of Australian students.
Suckling and the management team have also instigated and managed strategic Copyright Tribunal litigation to defend fair payment to publishers, writers and visual artists.
As CEO, Suckling has led the Agency’s advocacy for fair and balanced copyright policy settings to promote investment and protect jobs, fairly remunerate creators, and ensure users can access high-quality Australian content.
Chair of the Copyright Agency board, Dr Kate Harrison, said: “The Board thank Adam for his dedication and commitment to the Agency, and for the strong leadership he has shown over his six years as CEO.
“He has very successfully managed the organisation in every way, enhancing the work of the Agency and its delivery of value to members.”
Suckling, said: “I love this role, copyright and Copyright Agency, are so critical to helping make the big things happen: facilitating access to the world’s content, supporting journalism, helping our talented writers create great novels or inspiring education works, helping publishers invest and employ Australians, and contributing to the practice of Australia’s extraordinary visual artists.
“I would like to thank the senior management team and everyone in the agency for their support, dedication and hard work.
“I would also like to thank licensees, who pay for the use of content, as well as our 37,000 members who create such great material. It is an honour to represent them.
“Finally, I would like to deeply thank our former Chair, Kim Williams, our current Chair, Kate Harrison and all Board members for their valuable governance, support and guidance.”
Copyright Agency will commence a search for a new CEO shortly.
Australian owned and operated email and SMS marketing software company, Vision6, announced the launch of its first-ever national brand campaign and new brand platform “Simply Reliable”. Founded in 2001, Vision6 was one of the first email marketing software providers in Australia and has since been relied upon by thousands of Aussie businesses and organisations for […]
Out-of-Home media company JCDecaux New Zealand has appointed business growth specialist Adam McGregor in preparation for its bid to win upcoming local government street furniture tenders across the country. With contracts for the provision of street furniture including bus shelters across New Zealand up for renewal from late 2022, they collectively represent the biggest advertising […]
Fetch TV has announced that ABC iview will soon be available as a dedicated Virtual Playlist Channel on the Fetch platform. Virtual Playlist Channels (VPCs) were developed by Fetch to promote content discovery, and to provide a clear bridge between the traditional world of linear TV and the growing availability of on demand content via […]
Jackie Gillies, businesswoman, psychic medium and cast member of The Real Housewives of Melbourne is bringing her sassy, inspirational and adventurous spirit to her new podcast Shine It Up, With Jackie Gillies, which launches today via Acast. Hosted and distributed by the creator-first podcast company Acast, the show will offer listeners inspiration and motivation to […]
Crowdsourcing platforms DesignCrowd and BrandCrowd are promoting vaccination efforts in a unique way, launching a logo redesign contest among their networks of designers. The initiative saw iconic Australian brands such as Hungry Jack’s, Jetstar, JB Hi-Fi, and Bunnings undergo a redesign. “We thought it would be fun to see some other iconic Australian brands back […]
Jillian Davison has been named editor-in-chief of the recently relaunched Harper’s BAZAAR Australia. She will oversee all content, development and creative direction across the iconic magazine’s digital and brand platforms. Davison (pictured) succeeds Eugenie Kelly, who recently stepped down to pursue other opportunities. The announcement was made by Maureen Jordan, publisher of Harper’s BAZAAR Australia […]
Freedom Foods and 72andSunny Sydney have launched the first advertising campaign for Australia’s Own range of plant-based beverages. The campaign introduces a new visual world and identity for the brand and captures the healthy, positive feeling you get when spending time in nature and when consuming Australia’s Own certified-organic, plant-based beverages. As well as featuring […]