John brings to client partners a strong network, complimented by his comprehensive and first-hand expertise in the workings of government, public policy and strategic communications. His 25 plus year career encompasses several senior-level policy and communications positions across all three levels of government, as well as a track record of success as a public affairs and government relations consultant, working with a range of national and international companies and organizations.
John’s background focuses on oil & gas, mining and industrial development, environmental policy, regulation, and law, with over twelve years of federal public service at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and as a senior staffer in Ottawa for three federal cabinet ministers including Fisheries and two ministers of Environment. John worked extensively on CEAA, CEPA and Fisheries Act reform.
Following his service on Parliament Hill John began working for a major international communications firm as VP of Public Affairs. As lead on several client relationships, John provided strategic regulatory and government relations counsel to CEOs and senior executives for numerous national and international clients, including pipeline, mining, airline and food sectors.
Today John applies his strategic insight, hands-on experience, deep and broad political and business network and record of success to the benefit of a select group of local, regional and national clients. He also works in partnership with several other public affairs and government relations firms to fulfill their own client work. John recently rejoined the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves as a Public Affairs Officer with twenty years of prior service.