Job Title:Vice President
Employer:Global Public Affairs
Grad Year:1998
Major(s):Political Science
Expertise:Public Policy
Industry:Public Policy

What makes you a good mentor?

My goal is to provide some help guidance and advice to people graduating Carleton much in the same way people helped me when I was launching my career.

About Roderick Elliot

Rod Elliot provides strategic government relations advice to a diverse range of clients. Rod assists private sector and not-for-profit organizations develop their government relations programs, strategies and tactics for engagement with the public sector.

Within the Health and Life Sciences Practice Group, Rod provides senior policy and tactical advice and assists clients and patient groups in political advocacy during Pre-NOC, NOC and CDR to reimbursement stages. With his extensive stakeholder network and experience working with government, Rod is able to assist clients in navigating their way through the vast political, regulatory and legislative process to ensure optimal results for clients. Rod and the Toronto team have run multi-jurisdictional campaigns that have had success in securing public reimbursement for several rare disease drugs.

As well, Rod provides senior counsel and advice to a wide variety of clients in the manufacturing, real estate, food and beverage and lottery and gaming sector.

Before joining Global, Rod gained significant political experience in a number of roles at Queen’s Park. He was the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economic Development and Trade where he was instrumental in the Ontario government’s response to the crisis in the Ontario auto sector and oversaw crisis management on other key economic issues. Rod was Chief of Staff to the Ontario Government House Leader and advised the minister, the Premier’s Office and the Cabinet on the government’s legislative agenda. Rod brings his knowledge of legislative procedure and insight into the legislative strategy and tactics at Queen’s Park to his work at Global. He was also a Senior Advisor of Issues Management to the Ontario Attorney General.

Rod holds a Certificate in Corporate Community Involvement from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Mass Communications and Political Science from Carleton University.