CLA appoints writer and former government adviser Jo Revill as Co-Chair of the Board January 5, 2023 By Rebecca Owen As the author of two books and a former health and political journalist, Jo brings considerable knowledge to the role of the needs of writers and the economic pressures they face in a fast-changing creative landscape Jo has extensive experience as a writer and journalist, with a focus on health and politics. She has also served as a special adviser to the former Health Secretary and Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, demonstrating her expertise in healthcare and communications. In addition to her journalism background, she worked as a director at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and then served as CEO of the British Society for Immunology and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. This combination of experiences makes her well-equipped to support and advocate for rightsholders and has given her a unique perspective on the challenges they face in today’s rapidly changing creative landscape. Jo will also serve as Co-Chair of the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) along with Rosie Glazebrook. Mat Pfleger, CEO of CLA said of Jo’s appointment: “I’m delighted that Jo has taken up the role of Co-Chair at CLA. Her experience as a writer and a leader combined with the sector experience, she has will help CLA to continue to develop and play a vital role for content users and content creators in a fast-evolving marketplace.” Jo commented: “It’s a great privilege to be taking on the role of CLA Co-Chair at such an important time for rightsholders. CLA provides a phenomenal service to its licensees and to its members ALCS, DACS, PICSEL and PLS. I believe that in a rapidly changing digital landscape, it’s crucial that we remain outward-looking and engaged.” Rosie Glazebrook, CLA Co-Chair added: “I very much look forward to working with Jo as CLA Co-Chair. In such a challenging marketplace, it is critical that our members continue to work together to ensure CLA provides excellent services that meet the needs of content users. Rightsholders must be fairly rewarded wherever their works are used and CLA is vital in achieving this.” Jo Revill took up her role at CLA on the 1st January 2023.