29 July 2016.
Caroline Morgan becomes successor of Olav Stokkmo as CEO of IFRRO. IFRRO is pleased to announce that Caroline Morgan will become the new CEO and Secretary General of IFRRO from the 4th of November 2016, following the IFRRO World Congress in Amsterdam. Caroline works as General Manager at Copyright Agency l Viscopy in Sydney, Australia. She has been part of the IFRRO family and its network for a number of years and currently chairs the Asia/Pacific Committee and the Legal Issues Forum of IFRRO. Caroline will start with IFRRO on 1 October, and she will have a one month’s handover with current CEO Olav Stokkmo. Olav was Secretary General of IFRRO from 1998 until 2000, and became CEO in 2004 November. He will still stay with IFRRO until the end of this year before retiring from full time employment. Rainer Just, President of IFRRO noted Olav’s contribution to the copyright world and to IFRRO, saying, “Only thanks to Olav’s excellent work and extraordinary performance, IFRRO has increased its membership to 146 members in 80 countries. The Board of IFRRO thanks him for leading the organisation to a position in the copyright landscape where it is regularly called upon to provide information and opinions on issues in relation to collective management and the text and image sector. “We are sure that Caroline will build on the excellent foundations at IFRRO, mainly created by Olav, to further develop the organisation and to maintain the irreplaceable role of IFRRO in the digital world. Caroline will have the full support of the whole IFRRO community as well as of the staff”, declared Mr. Just.