Dr Kate Harrison appointed as Chair of the Copyright Agency

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Copyright Agency Board Director, Kate Harrison, has been appointed as the organisation’s Chair.

Dr Harrison takes over the role from Kim Williams who has chaired the organisation for the past 6 years – and been a Board member since 2015. Mr Williams will step down from the Board on July 1, 2021.

Dr Harrison joined the Copyright Agency Board in March 2018, and has chaired the Board’s Copyright Committee. She is a partner at law firm Gilbert + Tobin with experience in copyright matters.

Mr Williams said, “Kate’s extensive management, legal and policy experience will be invaluable as the Copyright Agency continues to stand up for the rights of creators by licensing content, and advocate for policy settings that respect the rights of creators and support the production of Australian content. I am confident that the Copyright Agency will remain committed to working on behalf of its members to ensure fair payment for their work.”

Incoming Chair Dr Harrison said “I want to acknowledge Kim Williams for his exceptional stewardship of the Copyright Agency. Under his leadership the Agency has completely renovated all of its systems and processes, struck multiple agreements to ensure fair payment to creators, advocated for fair policy settings and launched actions in the Copyright Tribunal that are fundamental to setting the future copyright framework and ensuring payment to members.

“Kim has also made a very significant contribution to the work of the Cultural Fund which has gone from strength to strength under his leadership. The Board recognises and thanks Kim for his passion, commitment and drive in standing up for Australian writers, publishers, and visual artists.”

Media enquiries:

Kate Pasterfield

Director Members & External Affairs

Copyright Agency

E: kpasterfield@copyright.com.au

M: 0437 965 071                                                                    

About the Copyright Agency
The not-for-profit Copyright Agency connects users and creators of content, providing licences for the use of copyright material such as text, images, art and survey plans. We manage the educational and government licences for the use of text and images, as well as the resale royalty scheme for artists (by Government appointment). Our members include writers, artists, surveyors and publishers. Membership is free. www.copyright.com.au

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