Matt is the General Manager of Ensight’s Ottawa office and is a seasoned government relations consultant with over 15 years of experience in government and public affairs consulting. He has a long track record of success navigating the federal government to help clients tell their stories and advance their interests. His commitment to his clients is renowned and steadfast; in 2014, Maclean’s Magazine named Matt the most active Ottawa lobbyist, and his dedication to a consistent presence on the Hill hasn’t diminished since.
Matt’s extensive knowledge of government was honed while working on Parliament Hill for over five years. As Manager of Caucus Services and Operations with the Conservative Resource Group (CRG), Matt liaised with the Conservative caucus, helping to create professional communication products and acting as the primary point of contact for caucus feedback. He developed a comprehensive understanding of legislative process and the vital role committees, in both chambers, play to advance and influence the public policy dialogue. Matt has also worked directly for Members of Parliament, including Jason Kenney, Rob Moore and Colin Carrie, providing strategic advice, communications and policy support.
Prior to joining Ensight, Matt spent four years at a government relations firm where his files helped him build expertise in a wide range of policy areas including natural gas, First Nations education, copyright and intellectual property, natural resources and infrastructure.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Matt and his wife Shayla have three children. Matt plays an active role in his community and is currently advocating for Ottawa’s homeless by serving as Board Chair for the Ottawa Mission. Matt graduated from Trinity Western University with a degree in Intercultural Religious Studies and Political Science.