GRIC’s Professional Development Committee is proud to present “Profiling Excellence”, an exciting new interview series that seeks to showcase the deep talent within the government relations community and share best practices amongst practitioners.
ON LEADING A FIRM
It is important to continue to learn, hear from diverse perspectives, and constantly innovate. This past year we have been bringing in guest speakers to provide their perspectives on a host of social and economic topics from reconciliation, political branding, ESG, FDI among others. This has lead to some very interesting new ideas from the team for the path ahead.
Director of Regulatory & Government Affairs | RBC
WHAT LED YOU TO THIS ROLE?
I took Commerce in university and studied finance, which was particularly helpful when I started working at RBC. After university, I went to work on Parliament Hill for Lawrence MacAulay and got to learn how the system works and how politicians think. From there I went on to work for the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) where I learned from my colleagues about how to take an effective and systematic approach to advocacy. Those experiences formed the basis of me being able to do my role at RBC,