National Executive Director Marie Kelly Marie Kelly
National Executive Director

Marie Kelly is a veteran lawyer with a long history of representing workers’ rights within Canada’s labour movement. Ms. Kelly joined ACTRA as National Executive Director in spring 2019 after six years at the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) where she had most recently held the role of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to ONA, she worked for the United Steelworkers where, over the course of 22 years, she served in various capacities starting out as legal counsel and becoming the first woman in North America to be appointed to the position of Assistant Director.

Defending and enhancing the rights of working people is both Marie’s passion and profession. As ACTRA’s Chief Negotiator, she will continue to set the standards for collective bargaining in the arts and be a leading voice for Canadian culture as we fight for the rights of professional . Marie loves the fact that her legal ability and lifetime skills are dedicated to protecting Canadian content so Canadian stories can continue to be told here in Canada and on the international stage.

Anna Bucci, Senior Director of Finance, IT and Digital Solutions Christine Basdeo, Director of People, LR and Operations, Acting Director of Research and Bargaining. Daintry Dalton, Regional Executive Director
Anna Bucci
Senior Director
Finance, IT & Digital Solutions

People, LR & Operations
Acting Director, Research & Bargaining
Daintry Dalton
Regional Executive Director
Laurie McAllister, Director of Performers' Rights Society (PRS) and Recording Artists' Collecting Society (RACS) Lisa Blanchette, Director of Public Affairs and Communications
Laurie McAllister
ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society &
Recording Artists’ Collecting Society
Lisa Blanchette
Public Affairs & Communications