The Publishers Association has appointed Catriona MacLeod Stevenson to the role of General Counsel.
Catriona has over 13 years’ experience in advising copyright and brand owners on wide-ranging legal issues.
She joins the Publishers Association from the legal team at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the trade association which represents the global recorded music industry.
She also has over ten years’ private practice experience from the top-ranked IP department of law firm Bristows LLP, where she gained considerable successes in landmark IP litigation cases and spent time on secondment to major clients including Sony Interactive Entertainment and Diageo.
Catriona MacLeod Stevenson said:
“I am delighted to join the team at the Publishers Association. This is a critical time for rights holders in the creative industries. From Brexit to international trade, digital exhaustion to online marketplaces and an ever-evolving global digital piracy threat, I look forward to working closely with publishers to anticipate and respond to their needs and contribute to the continued growth of the publishing industry in the UK and beyond.”
Stephen Lotinga, CEO at the Publishers Association, said:
“We are thrilled to have Catriona join us. She is a brilliant lawyer and has a wealth of experience working with IP-rich industries which will make her a real asset to the Publishers Association and our members. We look forward to her joining the team in the near future.”
Catriona will take up the role of General Counsel in late February 2020.