President, Canadian Steel Producers Association


Canadian Steel Producers Association

Location: Ottawa, Canada


Steel is a critical part of the Canadian economy, serving the needs of Canadian and North American customers with high quality, competitive and innovative products.  The Canadian Steel Producers Association is the voice of Canada’s ($15 billion) steel producing industry. CSPA’s key markets include automotive, construction, energy extraction and transmission, packaging, and other demanding manufacturing applications. Member companies directly employ some 23,000 people across Canada and support an additional 100,000 spin-off jobs.

The CSPA is committed to ensuring the sustainable success of a strong and internationally competitive Canadian steel sector. Through the Association, member companies seek to advance public policies to advance their competitiveness, innovation, environmental performance, skilled and productive workforce, and community responsibility. These objectives are further advanced by working to ensure free and fair steel trade as well as a globally competitive business environment.

Reporting to the Board and working closely with the Executive Committee, the President will lead the development of CSPA’s public policy agenda, establish and implement advocacy strategies, operational plans, and lead the lobbying efforts to achieve the desired outcomes for the Canadian steel industry. As the public spokesperson for CSPA, the President will build CSPA’s relationships and alliances with other steel industry organizations and represent the Canadian steel industry in international fora. The President will develop collaborative working relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders that are in pursuit of common public policy goals. Day to day, the President will also manage all business affairs of the Association, and lead, mentor and motivate a small, dedicated CSPA team in Ottawa.

As the ideal President, you are a skilled manager with extensive experience interacting with elected officials and government decision-makers, primarily at the federal level.  Strategic and pragmatic, you have a bias to action and a focus on short, medium and long-term wins. You are considered an exceptional communicator, media savvy, a business-minded leader, and a credible and authoritative voice and face for an organization that is seeking to influence policy. Your knowledge of government decision-making and the legislative and regulatory processes will serve you well as CSPA’s chief advocate and representative. Your ability to communicate in both official languages would be an asset.

To learn more about leading the CSPA, please contact John Caminiti of Boyden at 613-742-3202. To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to and state “President, CSPA” in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.