Olivia Lanchester

Olivia Lanchester is the CEO of the Australian Society of Authors. She is an expert on publishing agreements and is passionate about advising authors and illustrators on their rights and optimising their position. Previously, Olivia has worked as an intellectual property lawyer in private practice and as a freelance editor. Olivia advises authors and illustrators on many aspects of the publishing process. She has worked closely with the Office for the Arts, lobbying for the expansion of PLR / ELR payments to digital formats. Olivia runs the ASA’s advocacy on copyright and unfair contracts, and has worked on industry agreements and protocols with the Australian Publishers Association, Australian Booksellers Association and the Australian Library and Information Association