Chris Froggatt is Managing Partner of the Ottawa office for NATIONAL Public Relations. His talents include understanding and providing strategic counsel on complex public policy issues, developing practical and thoughtful communication strategies and building and managing teams of professionals.
He has an impressive 20-year record of success in Ottawa and at the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park. Prior to joining NATIONAL, Chris served for seven years as Chief of Staff to the Honourable John Baird, PC, MP, at various departments including Treasury Board, Environment and Parks Canada and Transportation and Infrastructure. He was also senior advisor to the Minister of Transportation and the Attorney General in Ontario and a senior advisor to Preston Manning, when he was Leader of the Opposition.
During his time in the governments of Canada and Ontario, Chris led the development and effective execution of many challenging policy and communications strategies for various complex public policy files. He has also advised and developed countless crisis and issues management strategies and has provided media and presentation training for many individuals and organizations.
Chris is a frequent political commentator with various news organizations including CTV, CBC, Maclean’s, the Globe and Mail, the Hill Times, CPAC TV and Sun News and he also writes a column for the political news site iPolitics.ca
Chris is a graduate of Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario where he received a degree in Political Science. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University where, as a Fellow of the Program, he lectures on the Canadian political process. Chris is also the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his commitment to his community and to Canada.