Board of Directors

Randy Pettipas

President & CEO
Global Public Affairs

As President & CEO, Randy Pettipas provides strong strategic policy advice and delivers tangible results to Global’s clients in all major industries, including energy, natural resources, telecommunications and transportation. He continues to be a trusted advisor to the leaders of many of Canada’s largest corporations.


Randy joined Global Public Affairs in 1997. Since then, Global has expanded its reach beyond Ottawa, establishing offices in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, and Washington DC. Global now operates in federal, provincial and municipal jurisdictions, providing a team-based, fully-integrated public affairs service offering to clients across Canada and internationally.

Originally from Calgary, Randy’s experience includes a number of senior positions in the federal government. Prior to joining Global, Randy served as a senior advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada (1990-1994) and as Chief of Staff to Ministers in two different departments.


Randy currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Canada Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He is also actively involved as a volunteer in the Calgary community, currently serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of Hospice Calgary. He is also on the Business Development Advisory Board to the Calgary Airport Authority and on the Board of Trustees of the Calgary Zoo.