Carolyn Hough is one of Australia’s best known and well respected policy lawyers and strategic thinkers. She is an expert adviser in copyright, internet and communications law and policy.
Carolyn has spent over 15 years working with a wide range of government departments, industry bodies and major corporations as a legal adviser, public policy professional and government affairs leader. She is currently a Director of Eloquium Group and founded Policy Australia Pty Ltd in 2010.
Her previous roles include Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Google Australia & New Zealand, where she established Google’s government affairs function for the region. She was Special Counsel, Copyright & Communications at Minter Ellison Lawyers (representing clients such as the peak body for Australia’s school and TAFE sectors, Optus, the Motion Picture Association of America, the Interactive Games Association of Australia, the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association, the Commonwealth Education Department, the National Film and Sound Archive and the Copyright in Cultural Institutions Working Group), and the Public Policy Manager for Telstra Regulatory. Carolyn was also the head of the New Technologies Area in the Copyright Branch of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.