Nathan Rotman is a public policy professional and political strategist. With almost 20 years of experience in federal, provincial, municipal and labour campaigns, Nathan has a breadth of experience working in Canada and internationally.
Prior to joining McMillan Vantage, Nathan served as Chief of Staff to Premier Rachel Notley in Alberta. As the Premier’s most senior advisor he played leading roles in negotiating and securing the 2015 CPP enhancement; negotiating the implementation of a heavy-emitter carbon tax; securing federal approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline and later negotiating the purchase of that pipeline with the federal government; mounting an advertising campaign to promote support for pipelines and oil sands development; negotiating innovative city charters with Edmonton and Calgary; designing and coordinating a major initiative to diversify Alberta’s economy with investments in LNG, upgrading, and petrochemicals; and finally negotiating the historic curtailment of oil production in 2018.
Prior to his work in Alberta, Mr. Rotman held a wide variety of senior political roles including as Senior Political Director for the Canadian Labour Congress, and Executive Director of the New Democratic Party of Canada. Internationally, Nathan has consulted with political parties in the UK and Australia and consulted and served as an election observer in Morocco, Pakistan, Russia and Tunisia. He is a member of the Banff Forum for public policy and the advisory board of the Canadian Jewish Public Affairs Committee.