Rose Carlyle and Victoria Spackman appointed to CLNZ Board

Rose Carlyle and Victoria Spackman appointed to CLNZ Board

Rose Carlyle and Victoria Spackman have been appointed to CLNZ Board. Board Chair Karun Shenoy welcomes them.

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Rose Carlyle and Victoria Spackman as they join the Copyright Licensing New Zealand Board.

Board Chair, Karun Shenoy says, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new directors to the Board of Copyright Licensing New Zealand. Rose Carlyle has joined the Board as an Author Director, and Victoria Spackman has joined as an Independent Director. Rose brings an author’s perspective with strong connections to the NZ creative community and has a strong legal background from her previous professional experience in corporate law and as a Barrister Sole. Victoria has extensive governance experience and has been a Board member of Screenrights, was a practising lawyer familiar with licensing, and has had significant involvement in the performing arts sector.”

Rose Carlyle is a full-time author. A graduate of the University of Otago, she practised as a corporate lawyer in Auckland in the 1990s before becoming a Barrister Sole in the 2000s. More recently, she has taught postgraduate courses at the College of Law in Auckland. In 2018, Rose received a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Auckland, and in 2020 she was awarded a residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre. Her debut novel was an instant number-one bestseller in New Zealand, was translated into eight languages, and has been optioned for the screen. Her second novel will be released internationally in 2024.

Rose says, “I'm excited about joining the board of CLNZ and very much looking forward to working together with the other directors to protect and promote the rights of my fellow Kiwi authors.”

Victoria Spackman ONZM is an independent director based in Wellington. Her past and current governance, advisory and legal roles span the creative, business, technology and exporting sectors, including Ackama Group, BATS Theatre, MetService, NZTE, Screenrights, South Pacific Pictures, SPADA, Uno Loco, and Toi Mai Workforce Development Council. In 2016, she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to theatre, film and television in the Queen's 90th Birthday Honours List. She is the owner-director of visitor experience design and screen production company Gibson International and serves on the board of the Katherine Mansfield House and Garden.

Victoria says, "I'm thrilled to be able to combine once again my love for the creative world with my legal and business experience to support authors and publishers to forge successful careers from their work. Copyright is a fundamental operating principle for generating value and I'm keen to ensure that it's fit for the future we are building."

For more information on the Board, click here.

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