Philip Cartwright leads Global Public Affairs’ Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice and co-manages Global’s Ottawa office. With over a decade of experience in public affairs, Philip develops and executes government relations and related corporate development strategies in every transportation sector – rail, air and marine. He provides advice on all aspects of regulatory, legislative and policy development, ensuring integration of Parliamentary, political and policy considerations. 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, trade associations and industry coalitions, among others.
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 as President of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and on the Boards of Directors of the Canadian Advocacy Network, the Canadian Transportation Research Forum and the Canadian Club of Ottawa. 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.