A trusted advisor to leading Canadian companies and C-suite executives, Gayla brings an exceptional combination of strengths, experience and expertise to ensure our clients achieve their objectives.
Gayla has a deep understanding of the new public policy environment in which intelligent public engagement – building communities, activating supporters and effectively communicating complex issues as well as forging strong relationships with decision-makers – are key to success.
In her 30-year career, Gayla has built a national reputation as a profile-building and issues management expert working with leading Canadian companies in sectors, including energy, retail, professional services, consumer products, telecommunications, insurance, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education.
Gayla comes to Ensight from MSLGROUP, a division of Publicis, where she led the agency’s operations in Canada since 2004 as Managing Director, and since 2013 as President. Prior to joining MSLGROUP, Gayla was Senior Vice President and Partner at Advance Planning & Communications.
Gayla holds a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario and is a former journalist, beginning her career as associate editor at Ottawa Magazine and Ottawa Business Life Magazine.