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Sussex Strategy Group Announces New Vice President to the Energy and Environment Practice

Published on
August 28, 2018

TORONTO– 29 August 2018 – Sussex Strategy Group, one of Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications firms, is pleased to announce that Matthew Gibson has joined the Energy and Environment Practice as Vice President. Matthew will be based in the Toronto office.

Matthew has spent the past eleven years working as a trusted voice within the provincial, federal and North American energy/pipeline sectors for Union Gas, Spectra Energy and, more recently, Enbridge Inc.  Before moving to the private sector, Matthew worked for then Ontario Minister of Energy, the Honourable John Baird, and former Progressive Conservative Opposition Leader and now Mayor of Toronto, John Tory.  He was also Executive Assistant to several Progressive Conservative House Leaders.

Matthew is a well-recognized leader in politics and energy-related policy. He has spearheaded many legislative, regulatory, policy and planning initiatives and has led teams that have progressed reliability and affordability across the country while working closely with host municipalities and Indigenous communities. Matthew has also been involved in advancing trade with the United States and in multiple regulatory processes and proceedings on both sides of the border.

Active in his local community, Matthew has been involved in multiple charitable organizations. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, he has also received certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the University of Windsor.

In his new role, Matthew will serve clients in the energy and natural resource sectors domestically and globally to both analyze the complex government and regulatory environment, as well as serve the firm’s broader government relations clients.

“Sussex is excited at the depth of knowledge, experience and leadership Matthew will bring to the firm and the Energy and Environment Practice,” said Chris Benedetti, Principal. “Matthew will join a team strong in insight expertise and experience across a wide range of energy and environmental matters. This will further complement our broader service offering, well-known across Canada and beyond for our policy, political, and depth of knowledge and understanding of important markets and matters for our clients. With strong capabilities and experience in policy, planning, and politics, we continue to build upon our 20 years of success in delivering results”

Sussex Strategy Group is Canada’s premier advisory firm for businesses and organizations facing complex challenges involving government, regulatory agencies, the public, and regulated markets. From its roots as an industry-leading government relations and strategic communications firm, Sussex uses skill, research, extensive project management and campaign experience, as well as creativity and an in-depth knowledge and expertise to enhance and protect its clients’ reputations, business success and interests.

By combining our energy, natural resources, and environmental experience and capabilities, our unparalleled knowledge of government, and our public relations expertise, Sussex provides leading domestic and international businesses and non-profit organizations with the guidance and execution support they need to achieve success.

For more information, please contact:

Chris Benedetti                                                                                

Principal, Sussex Strategy Group                                            

Head, Energy and Environment Practice                                              
T: (416) 961-6611 ext. 104;
cbenedetti@sussex-strategy.com  

Chris Benedetti
Principal
Chris Benedetti is a Principal with Sussex Strategy Group, and Head of its Energy and Environment Practice. With experience in both federal and provincial governments, Mr. Benedetti provides an in-depth insight and expertise into various policy development and political processes, and brings to Sussex an extensive background in strategic communications and public affairs.
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