CANADIAN LEADERSHIP TASKFORCE ON INDUSTRY GROWTH

Alexandra (Alex) Clark

Director of Policy and Government Affairs
Shopify

Alexandra (Alex) Clark is a senior public affairs professional with experience in a range of sectors including energy, infrastructure, transportation and technology. Alex is the Director of Government Relations at Shopify. In this role, she ensures Shopify creates, builds and fosters strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders including all three levels of government. A top priority for Alex is to foster a collaborative working relationship with government and encourage discussion around major policy issues facing the sector to create an environment where entrepreneurs can grow and succeed in Canada. Prior to joining Shopify, Alex was the Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Inc. in B.C. She was responsible for enhancing Microsoft’s reputation by working with government, business and community stakeholders. Prior to Microsoft, Alex was a Senior Consultant at Global Public Affairs where she led the government relations, strategic communications and stakeholder engagement. Alex has also held a number of positions inside politics and government. She earned her political science degree at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.