ACTRA National names two new directors to senior management team

ACTRA National has appointed two new directors to its senior management team. Natalie Clancy takes on the role of Director of Public Affairs and Communications, while Linda Noelle Bush moves into the position of Director of the Performers’ Rights Society and the ACTRA Recording Artists’ Collecting Society.

Clancy joins ACTRA from Unifor where she served as Director of Communications for the past five years. She previously spent more than 25 years with the CBC as a journalist, anchor and investigative reporter with stops in Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax and St. John’s.

Noelle Bush most recently served as a Vice President of Artist and Label Relations at Toronto’s Cadence Music Group. Her background spans major label, publishing and film and television experience, including seven years as Music Manager at children’s entertainment provider WildBrain and five years as Creative Manager at Universal Music Publishing, in addition to stints with MapleMusic, Warner Music Canada and Attic Records.

“Clancy and Bush bring elevated skillsets to the senior management team that will build our union and continue to improve the working lives of ACTRA performers across Canada,” said Marie Kelly, ACTRA National Executive Director and Lead Negotiator, in a release. “We are pleased to welcome these dynamic leaders to ACTRA.”

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of professional performers working in recorded media in Canada, representing the interests of over 28,000 members across the country.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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