Louise Adler

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Louise Adler AM (born 1954 in Melbourne, Australia) is a prominent figure in Australian publishing.[1] In 2008 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to literature.[2] Adler graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from University of Reading and a Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy from Columbia University. From 1988 to 1989 she was editor of the Australian Book Review. She has also worked as the Publisher at Reed Books, Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Age, Deputy Director (Academic & Research) at the Victorian College of the Arts and CEO and Publisher of Melbourne University Publishing.[1]

Adler has also served on several boards, including as a member of the Monash University council, director on the Melbourne International Arts Festival board and director on the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art board.[1] She is Chairperson of the board of Methodist Ladies' College in Kew, a suburb of Melbourne.[3] In 2012, the MLC board, that Adler chaired, controversially terminated the employment of then principal of the college, Rosa Storelli.[4] She is married to the actor and comedian Max Gillies.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Louise Adler - Profile (Panellist) Q&A". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Louise Adler,". Australian Government - "It's an Honour". Retrieved 29 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Adler, Louise. "Chairperson". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  4. ^ The Age. "MLC parents demand board reinstate sacked principal".