Adam Johnson joined Earnscliffe in February 2006. Adam provides government relations, communications and public policy counsel to clients in energy, technology, healthcare and other key sectors. With almost 20 years of experience, he understands key political, policy and community issues that impacts success for his clients.
Adam served as Director of Parliamentary Affairs and as the BC Policy Advisor for a Federal Industry Minister. As a senior advisor to the Minister of Industry he was responsible for legislation, Parliamentary committees, appointments and liaising with the provincial government in British Columbia. Adam also served as a policy advisor, where he was the lead advisor on all policy issues for British Columbia, and nationally for energy, forestry, climate change, life sciences, trade with Asia, transportation and aboriginal issues.
Prior to his public service, Adam was a senior consultant with a respected global communications firm where he provided strategic advice to his clients on issues pertaining to all levels of Government. He has been the Executive Director of the Liberal Party of Canada in BC and is active with the BC Liberal Party. In 2011, Adam was selected by his peers in the BC Government Relations sector to serve as the President of the industry association in BC and remains on the executive of the Public Affairs Association of Canada – BC (PAAC-BC). Adam also serves as the Chair of the Advisory Council for the Canada China Business Council (CCBC), British Columbia Chapter. The CCBC is Canada’s leading organization encouraging trade and investment between Canada and China.
Adam has a degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria and has two young, very active boys that keep him and his wife busy.