As the Vice President of Ontario Government Relations, Brian helps to simplify the complexities inherent in government processes. Leading many files related to economic development, trade, foreign and domestic investment, construction, labour and infrastructure, Brian advises clients on how best to navigate the Ontario government and supports them across a broad array of policy areas.
Brian achieves significant wins for his clients, including helping clients win government contracts that have substantially grown their business; securing millions of dollars in government grants, influencing government strategies to ensure these plans include clients’ priorities, and acquiring the government’s explicit policy support and recognition for clients’ economic contributions.
Prior to joining Sussex, Brian served in senior public affairs, stakeholder management, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, policy development and advocacy roles at major local and national business and industry associations and worked at a major national law firm. A member of the Ontario Bar, Brian has spent his career at the intersection of government, politics, business and the law.
Outside of work, Brian is an adjunct professor at York University, teaching International Business, dabbles in amateur stand-up comedy and is a live music enthusiast.