September 17, 2013
(Vancouver) Catherine Roome, Chair of the Board of Directors of Actsafe today announced that Geoff Teoli has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective September 23, 2013.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of Actsafe, I wish to welcome Geoff,” said Ms. Roome. “His selection comes after a rigorous and thorough search by our Board, lead by our Search Committee Don Parman and Tracey Wood. Geoff was clearly the most qualified candidate when it came to his passion for safety, motion picture and performing arts experience, and leadership ability. The Board is excited for Actsafe’s future with his leadership.”
Geoff has worked in film location and production management for eighteen years, as a freelance location and production unit manager for major Canadian and US studios and networks such as Warner Bros., MGM, Sony Pictures, Miramax, NBC Universal, Fox Television, ABC Television, Disney and CBC Television. His roles included strategic planning through to logistics, safety and risk assessments, and outreach. Most recently, he held the Film Coordinator and Consultant role in the City of Vancouver’s Film and Special Events Office. He has volunteered in the performing arts including public relations for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
“Since its start, I have watched Actsafe grow to be an invaluable resource to British Columbia’s entertainment industries,” said Teoli. “I am very excited to now be asked to lead the organization as it moves into a new phase of increased collaboration with our stakeholders and continued delivery of innovative safety solutions to the industries we represent. I look forward to working with the Actsafe team and all of our stakeholders to build on our strengths and keep workers safe.”
Actsafe partners with B.C.’s entertainment industries to keep workers safe. Actsafe is where people in the industry connect with others who share their safety concerns and is governed by the industries it represents. We operate through two standing committees that represent the motion picture and performing arts communities respectively. Membership in these committees includes both employer and worker representatives.