David Sparrow elected ACTRA National president

He takes the reins from outgoing president Ferne Downey, who served four terms at the helm of the organization.

David Sparrow pictureDavid Sparrow has been elected as president of ACTRA National on a two-year term.

Sparrow, a 27-year member of the organization, replaces outgoing president Ferne Downey, who served four terms at the helm of the organization. Downey, who first became president in June 2009, will remain on ACTRA’s national council and will continue to serve as president of the International Federation of Actors (FIA).

The election took place in Toronto this weekend. In the role, Sparrow will advocate on behalf of ACTRA’s 23,000 members across the country.

Sparrow previously served as president of ACTRA Toronto from January 2013 until January of 2017, when Theresa Tova took the helm. He has served as an ACTRA National councillor since 2007.