StrategyCorp hires former NDP MP Nathan Cullen

28 January 2020 2 min. read
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Public affairs and management consultancy StrategyCorp has welcomed veteran parliamentarian Nathan Cullen. Cullen spent the last 15 years as an NDP member of parliament representing British Columbia.

During his time in parliament (2004-2019) representing Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Cullen racked up significant experience on issues relating to energy, rural affairs, and Indigenous peoples.

He most recently served as the NDP’s finance critic, and from 2012-2014 was house leader of the official opposition. Cullen also served as the NDP’s natural resources and energy critic, as well as chair of the house committee on access to information, privacy and ethics.

A 2018 Maclean's survey of Cullen's parliamentary colleagues named him “Parliamentarian of the Year.” He was previously named “Best Orator” and “Most Knowledgeable MP.”

In his new role as senior advisor, Cullen will use his knowledge of parliamentary procedure and expertise across several portfolios to advise StrategyCorp’s clients. Under the rules of the Federal Accountability Act, Cullen will not be undertaking any federal-level lobbying (for five years, at least). He will remain based in British Columbia.

Nathan Cullen, Senior Advisor at StrategyCorp

This isn’t Cullen’s first stint in the consulting sector. Prior to his parliamentary career, Cullen founded and ran a private consulting firm – Maravilla Consultants – based in Smithers, BC, which specialized in strategic planning and conflict resolution.

Toronto and Ottawa–based StrategyCorp delivers public affairs, communications, and management consulting services to support private and public sector clients working in highly scrutinized and regulated environments. The firm’s 70 professionals help domestic and international clients reach their goals in government relations and advocacy, reputation and issue management, government procurement, municipal affairs, and business strategy, among other areas.

In summer 2019, the firm brought in Mitchell Davidson to direct a new policy think tank – the StrategyCorp Institute of Public Policy and Economy. Davidson was previously the executive director of policy for Ontario Premier Doug Ford.