Copyright Agency announces new Board members

November 26, 2015

The Copyright Agency has announced the appointment of two new Board members – Fairfax business journalist Adele Ferguson and publisher Jane Curry – after a ballot.

A record number of candidates submitted for the two positions and there was a high level of interest in the voting. The addition of Adele and Jane brings the representation of women on the Agency’s Board up to 50 per cent.

The new directors replace Malcolm Knox (author/journalist) and Eleanor Curtain (publisher).

The Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, welcomed the new directors to the Board. “Both Adele and Jane are exemplary professionals in their respective fields and it’s a great pleasure to welcome them to our Board.”

Below are the biographies of the two new Directors.

Adele Ferguson

Adele Ferguson is a journalist and author with a wide range of experience across the media industry. She is a business commentator and an investigative reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review.

With more than 20 years in journalism, Adele previously worked at The Australian and BRW Magazine. She has won numerous awards including The Gold Walkley, the Gold Quill and the Gold Kennedy awards. She won a Logie in 2015 for her work at ABC’s Four Corners on ‘Banking Bad’. In 2012 she wrote the best-selling unauthorised biography Gina Rinehart: The Richest Woman in the World, published by Pan Macmillan. Adele is also on the board of the Melbourne Press Club.

Jane Curry

Jane is the owner and Managing Director of Ventura Press. She has a career spanning more than 25 years in book publishing, working as Managing Director of Weldon Publishing, Macquarie Library, National Book Distributors, Quarto Australia, and published her own list at Pan Macmillan Australia.

Jane has worked with many authors including Don Bradman, Robin Barker, John Laws, Daniel Petre, Pele and Harrison Young. Jane is a Director of the Australian Publishers Association and is convenor of the APA’s Independent Publishers Committee.