Actors’ Equity Australia is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sue McCreadie as its new director, commencing on March 1. Ms McCreadie joins Equity from NSW Trade & Investment where she was responsible for managing the state’s film incentives including, last year, a one-off $20 million Film Fund. Ms McCreadie will provide Equity with strong leadership in a challenging era, ensuring that performers’ rights are maintained and enhanced.
Equity's Federal President, Simon Burke, said the new appointment would ensure that performers continued to be well-represented.
“Sue is well-loved and respected on all sides of the industry. Her track record of excellence and achievement, whether with the state government, the Australian Writers’ Guild, with Screen NSW or with the Film Finance Corporation makes her ideally placed to step into this key role in the Australian entertainment industry.”
Ms McCreadie said she was excited about working closely with Australian performers and meeting the challenges of protecting and enhancing their working lives.
“But this job is about more than that. Australian performers are central to the cultural life of this country. Equity works tremendously hard to make sure that Australian performers are treated with the respect they deserve.
“And I’m looking forward to working hard to ensure that we, as an industry, are able to continue to tell Australian stories in all our wonderful diversity.”
Alliance Federal Secretary, Christopher Warren, said Ms McCreadie was one of the most highly respected negotiators in the industry.
“Sue was the stand-out candidate for this important role. Her combination of talent and experience made her the obvious choice to take Equity forward in this challenging new era.
“I’m confident she will provide strong leadership and continuity for Equity members,” he said