Olivia Lanchester is the CEO of the Australian Society of Authors. Previously, she ran the ASA’s Contract Assessment Service and is passionate about advising authors and illustrators on their rights and optimising their position. Olivia has also 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 coordinates the ASA’s advocacy on digital lending rights, 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. Olivia is a director of the Australian Copyright Council.