Living Arts Centre

The Living Arts Centre Announces New CEO

The Living Arts Centre is very pleased to announce the appointment of Natalie Lue as the Chief Executive Officer of the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga (LAC).

‘I am honoured and excited to be joining the LAC team. I wholeheartedly accept the Board of Directors’ challenge to not only build on the exceptional accomplishments of this organization to date, but to lead the LAC into an even more successful and prosperous future.’ Ms. Lue commented at the announcement event held at the Living Arts Centre on July 14, 2016.

Ms. Lue brings over 25 years of extensive leadership experience in the arts and culture sector. Her distinguished career includes strategic roles with major art organizations recognized nationally and internationally such as Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Harbourfront Centre.

After 11 years with TIFF, she leaves her current position as the Vice President, Production and Visitor Experience, where she is a member of the senior management team and leads the division responsible for producing the annual September Festival as well as all festivals, programmes, events and activities in TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Prior to joining TIFF in 2005, Ms. Lue held several senior positions at Harbourfront Centre including Facilities Manager and Director, Planning managing facility rentals, event coordination, and production of major festivals such as World Stage, Today's Japan, International Festival of Authors, and World Leaders.

“We are anticipating that Ms. Lue’s breadth and depth of experience, professionalism, team building skills, knowledge of the arts and culture space and network of contacts will serve the LAC very well in the coming years. Our Board believes Natalie Lue’s leadership will enable the LAC to play the leading role expected of it in the arts and culture of Mississauga and surrounding area.” Commented Patrick Egan, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the LAC.

Natalie Lue began her post-secondary education at Loyola Marymount University, California. She is a BFA honours graduate of York University. She has also held the position of Chair or participated as a Member on the Board of Directors of The Fringe Festival of Toronto, First Night Toronto, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), the Toronto Arts Council, and is currently on the Steering Committee of the Entertainment District BIA Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council I would like to congratulate Natalie Lue on being selected as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Living Arts Centre, “Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said. “Natalie Lue has an extensive resume and professional experience that includes her most recent tenure as Vice President Production and Visitor Experience at the Toronto International Film Festival – the world- renowned TIFF. The City of Mississauga looks forward to working with her and the entire Board of Directors of the LAC as we broaden our views and strive to define Mississauga as a globally significant cultural City.”

Natalie Lue begins her new role with the Living Arts Centre effective August 1, 2016.