Jane Curry has spent over 25 years in book publishing starting out in London with Time Life Books before coming to Australia in 1985. Over her career she has been Managing Director of Weldon Publishing, Macquarie Library and National Book Distributors.
Jane published her own list at Pan Macmillan Australia prior to establishing her own trade-publishing house Ventura Press in 2002 publishing literary fiction, memoir and narrative non fiction.
Jane is a Director of the Australian Publishers Association and is convenor of the APA’s Independent Publishers Committee.
In 2014 Jane was a winner in the Westpac/AFR 100 Women of Influence awards.
Publishing and Copyright
Throughout her career, Jane has worked with all aspects of copyright including the recognition and remuneration of authors and illustrators, negotiation of complex contracts, digital rights, subsidiary rights, extract rights, translation rights and educational market rights.
Jane has extensive international experience and is a regular at both the Frankfurt Book Fair and London Book Fair.
In 2017 Jane led the Australian Publishers Association’s inaugural delegation to the Beijing International Book Fair and followed up with a second visit this year.
Comment on Nomination
I have served a very productive three years on the board and seek re-election as my skill set, industry experience and connections add value to the Copyright Agency’s work. In addition, Copyright Agency is currently implementing a major business transformation program and I am keen to ensure continuity and stability as this major investment is completed.