New CIA Government Relations and Communications Manager

The CIA Head Office has welcomed its latest recruit: Elliot Hughes, MBA, the new manager of government relations and communications. Elliot is responsible for the Institute’s engagement with external audiences—politicians, regulators, industry, relevant organizations, and the Canadian public—in the delivery of its strategic goal to be recognized as a leading contributor in the field of future financial contingencies and risks.

In his previous position of group external relations manager at Lloyds Banking Group, the UK’s largest retail and commercial bank, Elliot advanced the group’s political, reputational, and policy objectives among influential stakeholders including media, government, civil servants, and clients by providing strategic policy and political advice to the Group Executive Committee, including the group’s chief executive.

His political experience implementing policy and communication priorities through strategic influencing of key internal/external stakeholders, as well as his success developing communication strategies, tactics, and materials will certainly be helpful to the Institute as it implements the elements of its new strategic plan.

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Canadian Institute of Actuaries/Institut canadien des actuaires