Communications expert Rick Roth joins Global Public Affairs

10 June 2019 2 min. read
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Seasoned communications professional Rick Roth has joined government relations consultancy Global Public Affairs in the role of vice president, Ontario.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Global Public Affairs helps business clients address challenges in strategic communications and government advocacy. Founded in 1997, the firm’s experienced consultants have worked with the largest corporates across Canada, guiding them through the country’s complex policy gauntlet.

Global’s consultants are former senior leaders in government, media, non-profits, and corporations who leverage their deep insight into the country’s policy and administrative framework.

In addition to its Ottawa headquarters, the firm has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Victoria.

Communications expert Rick Roth joins Global Public Affairs

Global has added a senior level hire with the addition of Rick Roth, who joins the Toronto office from Queen's Park, where he most recently served as chief of staff to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks. According to a release from the firm, Roth executed key files for the Ford government, including the creation of its Made-in-Ontario Environmental Plan.

Roth has over a decade of experience in the areas of public affairs, government, and communications. In his new role as vice president, Roth will help Global clients lobby the Ontario government.

Before taking on the chief of staff role in 2018, Roth spent two years as a senior manager in reputation and issues management at Scotiabank. Before Scotiabank, he spent five years working for the federal government during Stephen Harper’s tenure as PM, latterly serving as a director of communications for Canada’s Foreign Minister and Canada’s Minister of International Trade. During his time in the federal government, Roth led a communications team in promoting Canada’s foreign policy and trade priorities, while responding to fluid international affairs.

He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Brock University. 

Commenting via his LinkedIn page, Roth said, “Really excited to join such an accomplished group of people at Global Public Affairs.”

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