Communications and Public Affairs

Hugh McFadyen is a Managing Partner in the Calgary office.  Hugh has been advising leading corporate clients for over 10 years.  Prior to joining Longview Hugh was Leader of the Official Opposition in Manitoba for 7 years and previously spent over 5 years as a senior advisor to a number of Canadian politicians, including Director of Policy and Chief of Staff to the Premier of Manitoba.   He is a lawyer by training and started his career as a commercial litigator. Hugh has worked on a range of significant assignments including investment political risk analysis, M&A approvals, major project approvals, crisis communications and general government relations.  He is an instructor with the ICD’s political intelligence program and has served as a volunteer director with community arts and educational organizations. Hugh has Bachelor degrees in Arts (political studies and economics) and Law from the University of Manitoba.

Areas of Expertise

  • Political Risk Assessment
  • M&A Approvals
  • Major Project Approvals
  • Government Relations
  • Crisis Communications
  • Issues Management and Stakeholder Relations