Brett James is Senior Counsel and former principal of Sussex Strategy Group. Brett provides clients with strategic counsel on major business issues, informed and intelligent guidance on their government interaction and communications advice to leverage public opinion on issues affected by government decisions.
Brett is supports the firm’s federal government relations practice, its strategic communications business and its provincial GR outside of Ontario. The federal GR team is known for its hard-working and results-oriented approach that has led to major legislative, policy and procurement success for both domestic and international clients. The strategic communications team delivers sophisticated, analysis-driven communications campaigns to move public opinion on issues, hands-on management of difficult media and public issues, and proven crisis communications expertise. Brett is well-known in business and media circles for his thoughtful guidance and positioning of complicated issues leading to better business, policy and political outcomes.
Brett has been a political and communications commentator on several major Canadian media outlets and a guest speaker at many major business, communications and advocacy conferences in Canada and the United States. He continues to be a senior advisor and fundraiser for candidates and campaigns across the country.