Louise Adler is the chief executive of Melbourne University Publishing and has recently been elected to the IPA’s Freedom to Publish committee. She was president of the Australian Publishers Association from 2012 to mid-2018.
From 2014 to 2017 she chaired the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for fiction and poetry. During 2015 she chaired the Victorian Government’s creative industry strategy taskforce. From 2010 to 2013, Louise was deputy chair of the federal government convened Book Industry Strategy Group and the Book Industry Collaborative Council. She served on the Monash University Council from 1999 until 2013, the Melbourne International Festival from 2005 to 2013 and was Chair of the MLC Board from 2009 to 2015.