Nikki Hill is a public policy and engagement expert with over 25 years of experience in politics, strategic communications and government relations. Since joining Earnscliffe in 2018, Nikki has worked with a diverse portfolio of clients in the business, labour, environmental and non-profit sectors with a focus on Earnscliffe’s B.C. Government Relations practice. Her speciality is helping stakeholders develop solutions to complex policy issues, while building meaningful partnerships with governments and within the community for long term policy change.

Nikki draws from her previous experience as a senior executive, as well as extensive training in strategic leadership and governance, to design strategies that deliver results for her clients. She is passionate about helping organizations and businesses navigate the challenging policy dynamics the world is experiencing.  Before joining Earnscliffe, Nikki was part of the senior management team at United Way of the Lower Mainland, one of the largest charities in B.C. She was also Executive Director for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society B.C. Chapter.

Nikki served in senior roles with the B.C. New Democratic Party for over a decade and was central to the campaign leadership team in over a dozen provincial and federal elections. As Director of Organization, her commitment to building a winning electoral organization lead her to be one of the longest serving senior staff members in the party’s history. Nikki’s expertise in political campaigns and public engagement has been cited by many as being critical to the revitalization of the NDP. Nikki worked for the NDP government in B.C. in the late 1990s in several roles in the Ministry of Finance and in the Vancouver Cabinet Office.

Having acted as an advisor and Campaign Manager for civic, provincial and federal politicians throughout her career, she continues to volunteer in leadership roles within the NDP. Nikki is a political commentator with appearances provincially and nationally. She is also a frequent keynote speaker and panelist, and has conducted training on democratic processes and campaigns internationally. Nikki has been the Co-Chair of United Way’s Period Promise campaign since 2018, which has led to significant public policy change at the provincial and national level, and Nikki’s participation in global events as a B.C. representative.

Nikki has a degree in political science from the University of British Columbia and an Associate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from BCIT. She is the recipient of the 2020 Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Wendy McDonald Community Catalyst Award, the 2020 United Way of the Lower Mainland Joe Morris Labour Community Service Award and a nominee for the 2021 YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction award for Business and the Professions.

Nikki and her partner are committed to adopting senior dogs and enjoying life in beautiful B.C. with their rescue family.

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