One of the original owners of Sussex Strategy Group and now Senior Counsel, Brett has played a pivotal role in the firm's growth and success. Since 2000, he has driven Sussex from a small team focused on Federal government relations to a prominent public affairs firm in Canada. Under his leadership, the firm expanded into Ontario provincial government relations and established a strong network across the country.
Brett's vision also led to the growth of the communications practice and the acquisition of Adrenaline, positioning Sussex as a global leader in digital advocacy. The firm has received numerous awards from esteemed organizations in the public affairs and public relations sectors, such as Campaigns and Elections (U.S.) and the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
In Ottawa, Brett has led Sussex to become a leading player in federal government relations, with team members often recognized as influential figures in the city. Renowned for his sound judgement and balanced perspectives, Brett has provided invaluable counsel to CEOs, executives, Cabinet Ministers, and leaders across various sectors. His expertise in managing issues and enhancing organizational reputations has made him a trusted advisor.
Remaining actively involved in issues management, crisis and corporate communications, and the Sussex Adrenaline Digital and Federal GR practices, Brett also supports campaigns and candidates nationwide. He advocates for a small-c moderate conservative agenda that promotes social balance and the growth of Canada's global business opportunities.
Based in Toronto, Brett enjoys traveling throughout the country to serve Sussex clients, drawing inspiration from his rural Ottawa Valley upbringing. His dedication and contributions continue to shape Sussex's success across all aspects of the business.