Shawn McCarthy

Senior Counsel

Shawn McCarthy is Senior Counsel at Sussex Strategy Group, bringing extensive political, energy and environment, and journalistic experience to our communications team in support of our clients, with a particular focus on those in the energy and environment sectors. Shawn is retired from The Globe and Mail and was a national business correspondent covering global energy.

Shawn’s career at The Globe and Mail also included the role of Parliamentary Bureau Chief, serving as chief political writer, and New York City correspondent, covering U.S. corporate stories and international political stories at the United Nations. Prior to his significant tenure at The Globe, Shawn also worked at The Toronto Star, Canadian Press, and the Alberta Report magazine.  

In addition to his role with Sussex, Shawn continues to write and edit for various publications and organizations, and serves as the vice-president for World Press Freedom Canada, a volunteer advocacy group based in Ottawa. He has also taught courses in political journalism at Carleton University.