Don Wright joins Global Public Affairs
Vancouver, BC – Global Public Affairs is pleased to welcome Don Wright, who joins its national team of public affairs experts as Senior Counsel based in British Columbia. Don brings to Global and its clients an unmatched perspective and insight into the Canadian policy, economic, and political landscape. He has decades of experience in diverse […]
Vancouver, BC – Global Public Affairs is pleased to welcome Don Wright, who joins its national team of public affairs experts as Senior Counsel based in British Columbia.
Don brings to Global and its clients an unmatched perspective and insight into the Canadian policy, economic, and political landscape. He has decades of experience in diverse roles spanning the BC government, private sector, and academia.
“Don Wright’s exceptional record of public service and private sector expertise is well aligned with Global and our clients,” said Randy Pettipas, CEO of Global Public Affairs. “We are excited to welcome Don to our outstanding team of public affairs professionals working across Canada to provide our clients with the tools and advice they need to achieve their business objectives at a time of unprecedented change.”
Since inception, Global has supported clients based in BC and those with interests in the province on a range of policy files. For over twenty years, Global has progressively built an unparalleled understanding of the unique political and economic dynamics that affect the province and the intersection between Canada’s broader, national, business community.
Don served as B.C.’s Deputy Minister to the Premier, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Public Service until late 2020. His public sector experience includes key positions in the Saskatchewan and British Columbia governments as Secretary to Treasury Board and as Deputy Minister across a number of ministries including forests, trade and investment, and education. He has also held several senior positions in academia and the private sector, notably as President of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), President and CEO of Central 1 Credit Union, and Vice-President of Forestry, Environment and Corporate Affairs with Weldwood of Canada.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, a Masters in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He currently sits as a Fellow with the Public Policy Forum of Canada and is a Senior Fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute.
Global Public Affairs is Canada’s largest, privately held public policy, government relations and communications consultancy. Our approach to public affairs combines political, communications and industry sector expertise with an unmatched understanding of the Canadian political and government process. Our team of professional consultants provides strategic counsel to clients, driven by a focus on business-oriented results.
Global Public Affairs advises organizations and builds comprehensive communications plans designed to achieve their goals. We work with clients to effectively communicate and build connections with their audiences such as stakeholders, the media, or governments, often under the most demanding and complex circumstances. We work in a wide range of sectors including healthcare, technology, infrastructure, energy, financial services, and cultural industries. Specializing in media relations, event management, content development and social media strategies, we help organizations looking to amplify their messaging in a clear and creative way.