Fairfax Media business journalist Adele Ferguson has been appointed to the board of the Copyright Agency, an organisation that represents the rights of copyright owners such as journalists and publishers across text and imagery.
Jane Curry, owner of book publisher Ventura Press, also has been appointed to the board.
Ms Ferguson will serve as the board’s author director and Ms Curry will serve as its publisher director, positions elected by Copyright Agency’s author and publisher members respectively.
They will replace Fairfax sports journalist Malcolm Knox and publisher Eleanor Curtain.
There was a record number of applications for the two positions.
The new appointments will lift female representation on the board to 50 per cent and was welcomed by the organisation’s CEO Adam Suckling.
“Both Adele and Jane are exemplary professionals in their respective fields and it’s a great pleasure to welcome them to our board,” Mr Suckling said.
The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit company that has particular emphasis on facilitating the licencing of copyrighted material to educational institutions.