Phil Gillies

Senior Public Affairs Specialist and Municipal Practice Lead

Look Inside

Cabinet minister. Seasoned government relations and communications specialist. Policy guy. Phil’s extensive background in public life, public affairs, and public policy makes him a valued point person in dealing with governments at every level.

He’s held senior roles in federal, provincial, and municipal campaigns and consulted with a broad range of organizations—from Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profits; government agencies to environmental coalitions. Phil leads our municipal affairs practice, where he uses his valued experience to help people navigate city halls across Ontario.

Inside Experience

  • Former Ontario Cabinet Minister and Progressive Conservative MPP for Brantford.
  • Led the team developing campaign policy for Toronto Mayor John Tory.
  • Served as secretary of the Mayor’s Task Force on Toronto Community Housing.
  • Ran public relations campaigns for international clients in Canada and also in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, and London.