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.

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 license 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.

Jason Kay

Business Analyst

Jason has been with Copyright Licensing for over five years, and as Business Analyst he ensures the team have the tools in place to perform duties effectively. When he is not monitoring and upgrading systems, you will find Jason swinging a racket or exploring the countryside on two wheels.

Summer Jenkins

Customer Experience Manager

With vast experience in not-for-profit marketing, Summer is involved with all marketing and communication projects for Copyright Licensing. Outside of the office, you will find Summer enjoying the outdoors with her family, whether in the sunshine at the beach or on a snowy mountain top.

Esmé Barber

Team Coordinator

Esme joined Copyright Licensing in 2018 after more than ten years’ administration management experience within the professional services industry. As Team Coordinator, she provides administrative support to the Marketing and Communications Manager, Chief Executive and the wider team. Esme 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.

Monika McCracken

Data Collection Manager

For many years Monika enjoyed working as a secondary school teacher and in her role at Copyright Licensing, Monika continues to appreciate working within the education environment, communicating and encouraging the practice of copyright responsibility. Working with licensees, Monika explains and advocates for the appreciation and respect for someone else’s’ work, ensuring that a data collection of works copied is taking place and running smoothly. One of our longest standing colleagues, Monika has been with Copyright Licensing for over 15 years and outside of work, loves sailing and reading good books.

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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