As the Director of our Federal Practice, Hendrik brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the organization and plays a pivotal role in driving results for our clients. From Parliament Hill to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Hendrik has had an extensive career in economics and public policy.
Whether working with stakeholders, corporations, or economists, Hendrik has proven to be an invaluable resource for those who seek his advice and expertise.
Hendrik spent almost 5 years on Parliament Hill, first as the Chief Economic Advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition and later he was promoted to Director of Policy and Parliamentary Affairs. He was responsible for leading the development of the economic/ business chapters of the Conservative platform for the 2019 and 2021 campaigns.
Prior to Sussex, Hendrik served as the Chief Economist and Senior Director of Economic, Financial, and Tax Policy at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. There, he was responsible for researching and writing complex policy projects aimed at achieving change and shaping government policy. He worked with businesses and other associations to provide expert analysis and actionable recommendations on a wide range of issues, quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after experts in taxation, innovation, business regulation, and more.
Hendrik is fluent in both English and French and holds a Master of Public Policy and International Affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, as well as a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in International Management from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa.
Hendrik is a member of the Canadian Association for Business Economics, and lives in Ottawa with his lovely wife Erin and their enchanting daughters, Eleanor and Regan.
Outside of work, he enjoys reading nerdy books about economics and politics, as well as books about unicorns, puppies, and fairies.