Adam Suckling (pictured) has been appointed as chief executive of Australian rights management and licensing organisation, Copyright Agency | Viscopy.
Suckling is currently News Corp’s director policy, corporate affairs and community relations. He joins the organisation after 20 years holding senior commercial, communications and policy roles in the media and telecommunications sector, including working in the Asia-Pacific region.
Suckling’s experience includes running Optus’ regulatory division, working as a director at Singtel’s international finance group that oversaw the company’s overseas investments and running Foxtel’s wholesale division – which licensed Foxtel’s digital channels and on-demand services to Telstra and Optus.
In his most recent role at News Corp Australia, he has overseen the company’s policy advocacy, along with other rights holders, for changes to the Copyright Act to enable rights holders to more effectively address theft of their content.
Suckling said, “I am delighted to be taking a leadership role at the Copyright Agency | Viscopy, which does such an important job in protecting the rights of authors and artists, and ensuring they are paid for their work.”
Suckling finishes with News Corp Australia on July 17 and will start his new role in August.