Media Release | Friday 28 April 2017




After six years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Copyright Council (ACC), Fiona Phillips has announced her resignation, effective January 2018.
Fiona advised the members at the ACC’s Annual General Meeting, held Thursday 27 April 2017.
“It has been an enormous privilege to lead the Council over the last six years and I wish it every success in its 50th anniversary year and beyond,” said Fiona.
A highly-regarded advocate with a life-long interest in the arts, Fiona has spent 20 years advising government and the private sector on copyright law and policy issues.
“While first and foremost a lawyer, I am one with a genuine passion for the work of creators, and the arts in general. I have relished the opportunity to work closely with and provide support for the creative sector.
“Copyright law for creators, particularly in the digital era, is ever-changing and challenging, and the role of the Council as an educator and policy leader is even more crucial.”
Said ACC Chair Kate Haddock: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Fiona for her dedication to the Council over the past six years, and to wish her all the best for her future endeavours.
“Fiona’s intellect, experience, and skills in the field of Australian and international copyright law and policy have brought a rigour to the work of the Council. Along with a small team, she has worked diligently to cement the reputation of the Council as Australia’s pre-eminent authority in this area — an area that sustains all of our respective livelihoods.
“Next year is the 50th anniversary of the Copyright Act and of the Council — we feel invigorated by the challenges we face, and we are inspired by the creative community we represent.”
It is anticipated that the new leadership of the Council will be appointed prior to Fiona finishing in December 2017.
To register your interest in the position contact:
Kate Haddock
Chair, Australian Copyright Council
E: [email protected] | P: 02 9101 2377

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