PIPA showcases highly accomplished, current PAAC members and highlights their role within the larger industry community. By emphasizing shared experiences and best practices, the PIPA stories help practitioners benefit from the knowledge of peers while fostering new connections.
Paul M. Yeung
January 31, 2022
Paul M. Yeung
Director of Public Affairs, JTI-Macdonald Corporation
Paul Yeung is Director of Public Affairs for JTI-Macdonald Corporation and a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute. Previously, Paul has held senior government relations and communications positions at Philip Morris International, the Royal Bank of Canada, and the World Bank Group. He served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Finance in the province of Ontario. Paul completed his undergraduate studies in history at Wilfrid Laurier University and obtained his M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association
Steve Andrews is currently the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs at the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association. Prior to that, Steve was a Government Relations Advisor at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) for 11 years. He also worked at Toronto Hydro Corporation as the Manager of Communications and Public Affairs for a number of years. Steve also worked in the government of Ontario both as a civil servant and political staffer in the 1990s. He has a PhD. in political theory (Queen’s University, 1994 and a Master’s degree in social policy (University of Toronto, 1996).
Executive Director, The Samara Centre for Democracy
Jane Hilderman is the Executive Director of Samara Canada, a nonpartisan charity that strengthens Canada’s democracy by making it more accessible, inclusive and responsive for Canadians. As Executive Director, she is found frequently discussing Samara’s work in the media and across the country. Her previous roles at Samara include Research Director.