Core team

Jacquie goes further to curate the best team possible for every file, bar none.

Compass Rose Public Affairs Counsellors are savvy, adaptable, and dedicated professionals who are committed to developing public policy that will improve the lives of all Canadians.

Collaboration and cross-pollination are at the core of how we work, with each team member bringing a unique perspective and expertise to the table.

Public Affairs Counsellor is more than just a title, it’s an ethos, a commitment to Canadians, and a promise to our clients to work with them to find the common good.


Jacquie LaRocque

Public Affairs Counsellor, Founder & Principal

Jacquie’s stock in trade is perspective. With more than 20 years of experience, she has looked at the public policy landscape from every possible viewpoint.

James Patsula

Public Affairs Counsellor, Principal

For over 25 years, James has combined his deep business knowledge and experience with an understanding of governance and technology to help clients meet their business objectives.

Meredith Caplan Jamieson

Public Affairs Counsellor

In all the facets of her varied life, Meredith has acquired many skills that would benefit those trying to understand and access government.

Shirlee Engel

Public Affairs Counsellor

Shirlee is a seasoned multi-platform media and communications strategist with more than 15 years of experience, specializing in storytelling, media relations, crisis communications and public policy.


Ty Hamil

Public Affairs Counsellor

Ty is skilled at bringing out the best in organizations, business associations, not-for-profits and SMEs to increase their visibility, communicate their priorities, and find policy wins that work for everyone.

Sara Hubberstey

Public Affairs Counsellor

Sara is one-part designer, two parts researcher and all-around aspiring librarian.

Ken Polk

Public Affairs Counsellor

With 30 years’ experience in senior positions in federal politics and the public service, Ken is a public affairs strategist with expertise in speechwriting and regulatory and crisis communications.

Bea Vongdouangchanh

Public Affairs Counsellor

Bea is a communications professional with more than a decade of experience covering politics and public policy as an award-winning former journalist.