Sue Milling named ACTRA Toronto exec director

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Sue Milling has returned to ACTRA Toronto to take the executive director position.

Milling replaces Brian Topp, who has been the ACTRA Toronto’s exec director since 2001. Topp will assume a senior advisory position, with special responsibilities regarding the union’s relationship with Creative Arts Savings and Credit Union and FilmOntario, among other things, according to a statement released Thursday.

The union in December announced that Milling was leaving to return to its strategic-alliance partner the United Steelworkers at the start of January.

In the statement, Topp observed: “ACTRA Toronto is a well-respected union. Our industry is flourishing. Our public policy agenda (fundamentally about respecting artists, and seeing Canadian content on Canadian screens) is making good progress.”

ACTRA president David Sparrow added: “Brian has brought ACTRA Toronto through exponential growth, so I was sorry to see him leave. However, I am thrilled that Sue Milling has agreed to succeed him. I couldn’t feel more confident about our future.”