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Philip Cartwright

Senior Vice President


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Philip leads Global Public Affairs’ Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice and co-manages the Ottawa team. With over 15 years of experience in public affairs and public policy, Philip develops and executes government relations and related corporate development strategies for clients, providing advice on all aspects of regulatory, legislative and policy development and ensuring integration of Parliamentary, political and policy considerations.

Philip joined Global Public Affairs in 2007 from the Privy Council Office, working in various secretariats, including Machinery of Government, Cabinet Confidences and Senior Personnel and Special Projects. Before living in South Africa, Philip worked with other professional services firms, including a global polling company.

Philip is a Founding Board Member of the Canadian Advocacy Network, is Chair of the Ottawa Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (North America) and serves on the board of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. He previously served as President of the Government Relations Institute of Canada (2017-2019), the national organization representing government relations professionals, and on the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Canadian Club of Ottawa boards. 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 the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.