As Director of Public Affairs & Communications, Christopher May brings a renewed forward-looking fulfillment of the Mission and Vision of ICCRC.
Under his direction, relationships play a pivotal role in building, harnessing and enhancing ICCRC’s reputation, profile and brand, and newly embraced technologies and methodologies support the regulator’s goal to be a thought leader, industry expert and defender of the Public Interest. Planning, development and measurement of the effectiveness of public affairs and communications strategies and tactics are also in place to reach key audiences.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Social Science, Mr. May brings over three decades of experience as a senior public affairs leader and advisor supporting effective stakeholder interactions and communications at national and global levels. Over the years, he has gained significant knowledge of the regulated professions, government affairs, stakeholder relations and communications.
Prior to joining ICCRC, Mr. May has held several key positions within the Ontario and Federal governments between 1989 and 1998. He has also served as Managing Director of CFA Societies Canada, Director of Government Affairs for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and public policy consultant, providing advice to clients on social and economic policy developments. In 2006, he was appointed to the Ontario Roundtable on Fair Access to Professions by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. In 2017, he was a participant on the Conference Board of Canada’s Leader’s Roundtable on Immigration, during the international site visit to Germany and Switzerland, where he delivered a presentation on Ontario’s legislative process for fair access to the regulated professions.
Mr. May has been active in his community including coaching children’s sports programs and sitting on the Board of several community organizations such as the Scleroderma Society of Ontario and the Canadian Mothercraft Society, where he served as chair from 2002 to 2004. He is the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service.