PAAC BC Chapter President & Director
Kim Haakstad is a master communicator with two decades of experience as a senior political aide and advisor for public, private and business organizations. She has built a reputation of maintaining integrity through adversity and brings a first-hand understanding of the inner workings of government to the issues management and government relations services she provides to Global clients.
Prior to joining Global, Kim got her start as a political advisor as a constituency assistant for then MLA Christy Clark in the mid-’90’s. She was Ministerial Assistant in the Ministries of Education and Family and Children before being appointed Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations for the Premier’s Office in 2011—one of a handful of senior political advisors to the government. Most recently she worked as Manager of Local and Aboriginal Content Strategy for Spectra Energy’s Western Canadian business where her work ensured Indigenous communities could more fully participate in projects occurring in their Traditional Territory.
Kim holds a BA in Political Science from Simon Fraser University and a graduate diploma in business management from Athabasca University.