Andrew Walker is a Client Director & Senior Advisor for PAA. He has extensive experience in both provincial and federal politics, technology, arts, and culture advocacy, and as a working professional musician. Andrew speaks both English and French and brings his experience and expertise to help PAA clients achieve their advocacy goals.
Based in Ottawa, Andrew has previously worked for Members of Parliament in both government and opposition, including the former Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Canadian Heritage. He also has extensive experience in the advocacy sector, having worked for TECHNATION, an association representing over three hundred technology companies that work in Canada. Andrew has also worked in advocacy for over thirty arts and culture organisations, ranging in interests from arts infrastructure funding and grant applications to cultural policies, such as broadcasting and copyright.
Andrew is also a working professional musician, having sung for over fifteen years with Grammy- and Juno-nominated groups around Canada, Ontario, and abroad. He is currently President of Choirs Ontario, the arts service organisation which represents over 1 000 choirs, musicians, and administrators across the province of Ontario.
Andrew holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies and Political Science, with a Law and Social Thought Certificate (Glendon College, York University), and a Master’s degree in Canadian Studies (Carleton University), including his thesis on cultural policy and professional artists.