Ensight has hired a leading communicator and strategist from within the Liberal government to advance its clients’ priorities in Ottawa.
John Delacourt, who served as Director of Communications for the Liberal Research Bureau through December 2016, will help clients navigate government relations and communications challenges from the public affairs firm’s Ottawa office.
“I’m excited to be joining Canada’s most outstanding network of public affairs professionals at Ensight, where I will help clients advance their priorities with concrete, measurable results,” said Delacourt “Access to the best knowledge and insight can be the difference between success and failure, and we are here to provide valuable advice that elevates our clients’ interests.”
Ensight Principals Jaime Watt and Barbara Fox noted that in a year of major decisions for the federal Liberal government, clients will benefit from the valued depth of experience and expertise that John has gained as an advisor to Liberal ministers and opposition leadership over two decades in Ottawa.
In his role as Director of Communications for the Liberal Research Bureau, John played a key leadership role in the planning and execution of the digital communications strategy for both caucus and cabinet. In addition, he worked closely with the Prime Minister’s Office to provide issues management and strategic support in a wide range of policy areas. John has also served Liberal opposition leadership and stakeholder relations and communications roles.
In his extensive agency experience in the private sector, John has provided counsel and communications advice to a vast range of clients in the technology, health care, education and financial services sectors. In addition, he has authored and managed winning campaigns, influential brands and digital communications products in the Ottawa marketplace, providing counsel on marketing strategy, crisis management and media training to senior leadership in private and public organizations.
John is a published author of two books, and he began his career writing for broadcast news after completing a graduate degree at the University of Toronto.