In his day job, Philip Cartwright leads Global Public Affairs’ Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice. Philip works closely with other members of his team developing and executing government relations strategies across a range of sectors including rail, air and marine for regulatory, legislative and policy development exercises. Philip’s clients have included airlines, airports, Class-1 railways, global resource producers and commodity shippers, port and terminal operators, tourism industry stakeholders, manufacturers, financial institutions and trade industry associations, among others. Philip is responsible for establishing Parliamentary monitoring priorities and works closely with his team to ensure timely integration of Parliamentary, legislative and policy considerations into clients’ overall government relations and corporate development strategies. Philip also plays an important role in his practice group’s coalition management service.
Philip joined Global Public Affairs in 2007 from the Privy Council Office, where he worked in various secretariats including Machinery of Government, Cabinet Confidences and Senior Personnel and Special Projects. Prior to living abroad in South Africa, Philip also worked with a Toronto-based consulting firm and an international public opinion polling firm.
Actively involved in the community, Philip currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Canadian Advocacy Network, the Government Relations Institute of Canada, the Canadian Club of Ottawa and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. He also volunteers with the National Arts Centre (Member, Southam Club Steering Committee and former Member, NAC Gala Committee).
Philip speaks conversational French and Italian. He holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (Hons.) degree from Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University.