Ken Mackay, President
Ken Mackay has thirty years of experience in the government relations field. After seven years on Parliament Hill, Mr. Mackay spent eight years in the federal bureaucracy before joining the private sector with a major Canadian aerospace company. Policy Insights and Ken Mackay have joined forces with the Earnscliffe Strategy Group. We will continue to provide our clients with our recognized high standard of service with a broader network of government and business professionals.
On Parliament Hill between 1976 and 1983, Mr. Mackay held senior political positions with the Minister of Mines and with the Minister of National Defence. In government, he held senior policy positions in the Ministries of Regional and Economic Development, Supply and Services Canada, Western Economic Diversification and Industry, Science and Technology.
Mr. Mackay has hands-on experience in all aspects of government procurement, including the development and implementation of successful industrial benefits strategies. He has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Cabinet decision-making process, and has been directly involved in many important policy areas, including: the Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA, Federal/Provincial relations and the Agreement on Internal Trade, industrial and regional development, privatization and Alternate Service Delivery initiatives and the development of the Canadian Space Program.
Since 1994, Mr. Mackay has been actively involved in numerous policy areas and specific procurement opportunities representing a growing list of aerospace, defence and high technology clients, including Sierra Technologies, SPAR Aerospace, COM DEV International, Cubic Defence Applications, Telesat Canada, MOSAID Technologies, Macdonald Dettwiler Space & Advanced Robotics Ltd., and many others.
Ken Mackay received his undergraduate degree at Carleton University in Ottawa ( B.A. Honours, Political Science) and completed a Master of Science (Economics) at the London School of Economics in London, England, where he focused on the international aerospace industry.
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