Cyrus Reporter is a partner in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. He is one of Canada's leading public policy and communications practitioners, with over 25 years of executive-level experience in both public and private sectors.
Cyrus assists clients with strategic communications, risk mitigation, government relations planning and direct advocacy. He is a trusted advisor and strategic counsel to many of Canada's prominent companies and not-for-profit organizations, helping them successfully protect their reputations and meet their policy, legislative and regulatory objectives with municipal, provincial and national governments.
Cyrus is also involved in the firm's initiatives in the UAE and India.
Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Cyrus served as chief of staff in three federal departments and to current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, while he was Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He has worked as a lead advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister and has held key leadership roles in several federal election campaigns.
Most recently, Cyrus served as Vice President, Public & Government Affairs at Canadian National Railway, where he had direct oversight of government and stakeholder relations for North America as well as corporate communications and media relations.
Cyrus is an active member of the Ottawa community and currently serves as a board member of Hydro Ottawa. In recent years, he has also served as a director of the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber, a director of Ottawa Community Immigration Services, a member of the City of Ottawa Transit Commission, and a member of the Carleton University Board of Governors.