Our People

Our people are at the heart of what we do. We are comprised of a talented team of individuals bringing professionalism and dedication to our roles.

Paula Browning

Chief Executive

Paula joined Copyright Licensing in 2010 having previously held management positions in the sport, education and commercial sectors. A qualified accountant and former School Executive Officer, Paula also chairs the new creative sector alliance – WeCreate. As well as being a yoga addict, Paula is an avid reader and has a special interest in literacy for children with learning disabilities.

Esmé Barber

Team Coordinator

Esmé joined Copyright Licensing in 2018 after more than ten years’ administration management experience within the professional services industry. As Team Coordinator, Esmé provides administrative support to the Customer Engagement Manager, Chief Executive and the wider team. Esmé is passionate about sustainability and contributing to the community, and outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends enjoying New Zealand’s beautiful beaches and reserves.

Tom Hill

Business Development Manager

In this role, Tom is responsible for proactively engaging with Copyright Licensing customers to build and maintain positive, mutually beneficial relationships. He also works with stakeholders to identify new licence and other product offerings to meet emerging customer needs. He is also a member of the editorial board of Learned Publishing, the official journal of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers.

Summer Jenkins

Customer Engagement Manager

With vast experience in not-for-profit marketing, Summer is involved with all marketing and communication projects and leading the marketing automation of customer engagement. Summer has rediscovered her love of reading and like Paula, has a special interest in literacy for children with learning differences. Outside of the office you'll find Summer exploring the outdoors with her family, or at the snow enjoying ski adventures.

Todd Waters

Customer Service Coordinator

Prior to joining Copyright Licensing New Zealand, Todd amassed a myriad of experience across a range of customer service and support roles in retail and the corporate sector. At Copyright Licensing he works to ensure customers have an easy and empowering experience with us. Todd is also a multi-disciplinary storyteller, making work as an actor, writer and producer for stage, screen and live events. He loves the ocean and if he could get a full time job patting dogs, he absolutely would!

Jason Kay

Technology and Data Manager

Jason has been with Copyright Licensing for over ten years, joining the team in 2011. As our Technology and Data Manager Jason ensures the team have the tools in place to perform effectively and oversees our systems and data across multiple platforms. When he is not monitoring and upgrading systems, you will find Jason swinging a racket or exploring the countryside on two wheels.

Barbara Agabiti

Research and Data Entry

Our team researches, processes and audits the information received from the data collection and ensures that each title is assigned to the correct rights holder. Away from the office, Barbara is an entomologist and soil biologist, which is a fancy way to say that she digs in the dirt, looking for bugs. She has a passion for books of all kind, except horror, and lives with her husband and two dogs.

Anita Ballantyne

Research and Data Entry

Our team researches, processes and audits the information received from the data collection and ensures that each title is assigned to the correct rights holder. Anita has a Master of Science from the University of Port Elizabeth and loves all things science related, especially botany, natural history and medical research. She also cares about animal welfare and enjoys reading.

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