Devin McCarthy is a Vice President within the Energy and Environment Practice at Sussex Strategy Group. Devin serves clients in the energy sector domestically and globally by both analyzing and impacting the complex government and regulatory environment. Devin also serves the firm’s broader federal government relations practice and its clients. He is based out of Sussex's Ottawa office.
Devin has spent the past decade working in the Nation’s Capital on federal energy and environment policy issues. Following two years at the Privy Council Office, Devin spent nine years with the Canadian Electricity Association, representing the interests of Canadian electricity companies before federal policy-makers. During his tenure at CEA Devin led many of the Association’s principle policy areas, including electricity generation, transmission and distribution; climate change and environmental stewardship legislation; infrastructure and innovation funding mechanisms; and Canada-U.S. policy. As Vice President of Public Affairs and U.S. Policy, Devin also had responsibility for CEA’s Government Relations strategy and Communications team.
Devin holds a Honours degree in economics from Queen’s University. He is a regular speaker at conferences, writes often on policy issues and stays plugged into international developments. He has participated in a wide range of federal stakeholder committees, has significant experience navigating the political processes of Washington, DC, and has attended the last three United Nations climate meetings (COPs) starting with COP21 in Paris.