Copyright Agency’s new CEO

Adam Suckling has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO) of Australian rights management and licensing organisation, the 
Copyright Agency.

Suckling is currently News Corp Australia’s director of policy, corporate affairs and community relations.

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.

He replaces outgoing CEO Murray St Leger who is returning to the UK after two and a half years running the company.


Woolworths CEO and managing director, Grant O’Brien MAICD, has announced he is stepping down from the retail giant. O’Brien has been CEO since October 2011.

A global executive search process including external and internal candidates will be conducted by the Woolworths board to appoint a new CEO. O’Brien will continue to serve as CEO and managing director during this period.

To ensure an orderly transition, the company has entered into a transition and separation deed with O’Brien, which will provide certainty and timing flexibility for the company and O’Brien during the transition period.

In addition, the Woolworths board confirmed that it has already commenced a search for a new non-executive director following the recent retirement of Ian Macfarlane AC.