Ingrid Ravary Konopka brings a diversity of experience, in-depth curiosity, and creativity to her role as Senior Associate with Sussex’s Federal Government Relations practice group. She leads across several different client files in healthcare, international trade policy, agriculture, and strategy development. She is fluently bilingual, with extensive political and public affairs experience in Quebec.
Ingrid is passionate about helping her clients with complex issues find the right government foothold by working closely with them to enhance their government relations strategies and refine their objectives and “asks”. On behalf of her clients, Ingrid has cultivated meaningful relationships within government, secured significant federal funding, and advanced her clients’ priorities.
Ingrid has a background in politics, public affairs, foreign affairs and trade policy. Prior to Sussex, she spent nearly a decade working for the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office in Canada, where she led Quebec public affairs before joining the trade negotiations team on agriculture-related issues. Prior to this, she spent five years working for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, having helped launch his political career.
Ingrid holds an Honours degree in History from Concordia’s University, and she also holds an Economics certificate from the London School of Economics.
Outside of work, Ingrid is an avid reader, knitter, cyclist and pet parent. She lives with her husband Robert in Ottawa, and they are expecting their first baby in the Fall.