Anne McGrath, former Chief of Staff to NDP leaders Thomas Mulcair and
Jack Layton to join Ensight Canada; Jacquie LaRocque becomes Principal
of leading Ottawa firm
OTTAWA, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - As the parliamentary session comes to a
close, so does a year of unprecedented growth for the Ottawa-based
consulting firm Ensight Canada. With this comes two significant
Jacquie LaRocque becomes a Principal of the firm. In addition to
Jacquie's ongoing commitment to government relations and communications
work with clients, she will assume expanded responsibilities for the
overall growth of the firm.
Anne McGrath becomes Managing Director of the firm and will focus on
strategic communications and public affairs.
"I am looking forward to taking on this new role and responsibilities
while continuing to work closely with all of our clients. We have had
tremendous success in growing our firm and I am very excited about our
team and our future," LaRocque said.
LaRocque, a highly effective communicator and government relations
professional, came to Ensight Canada in 2010. In her role as Managing
Director, Jacquie has helped build Ensight Canada into one of Ottawa's
leading firms, working with clients in the public, private and
not-for-profit sectors. Jacquie has also been actively involved as a
founding member of Women For Mental Health, a philanthropic program at
The Royal, as well as sponsorship chair of the hugely successful Hope
Live gala in support of Fertile Future.
A frequent commentator on national media broadcasts, McGrath has
consistently been identified as one of the 100 most influential people
in government and politics in Ottawa. She brings extensive experience
and knowledge of federal politics, the trade union movement, the NGO
sector, social justice organizations, and the NDP at every level. She
served as Chief of Staff to NDP leaders Jack Layton from 2008 to 2011
and Thomas Mulcair since he was elected leader last March, as well as
NDP president from 2006 to 2009. She was a member of the core team that
led the NDP to its historic breakthrough to official opposition status
"Ensight Canada has made a real and positive difference in the public
policy arena and ultimately, in the day-to-day lives of all Canadians.
I am proud to be associated with this firm and look forward to working
with such a principled and experienced team," McGrath said.
Ensight Canada is a strategic partnership between Enterprise Canada and
Navigator, two prominent strategic communications, public affairs and
research firms. Since it was established in 2006, Ensight Canada has
worked successfully with dozens of clients in a variety of sectors.
SOURCE Ensight Canada
For further information:
Jason Lietaer, Principal, Ensight Canada
Will Stewart, Principal, Ensight Canada
Phone: (613) 288-5044