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Kailey Vokes

Chief of Staff, Hon. Caroline Mulroney.

Degrees:MPM 2013

Kailey is a strategic public policy leader and trusted executive advisor with over a decade of combined experience in government and the financial services industry.

Prior to joining StrategyCorp, Kailey was Director of Policy, Major Projects to Ontario Premier Doug Ford where she played a central role in shaping provincial planning policy, the provincial transportation network, and the delivery of major infrastructure. In the Ford government, she also served in senior roles with the Ministers of Transportation and Finance. Among other accomplishments, she led the development of significant reforms to Ontario’s heavily regulated auto insurance system, oversaw the establishment of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority, and crafted legislation to build infrastructure faster.

Before joining the Ontario government, Kailey worked in public affairs for a major insurance provider and held political roles in the Government of Canada. She also has deep roots in the Ontario PC Party and with the federal Conservatives, having managed local campaigns and helped organize province-wide conventions.

Kailey holds a Master’s degree in Political Management from Carleton University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science and a Bilingual Certificate in Public Administration and Public Policy from Glendon College at York University. She currently serves as a member of the York University Alumni Board.

Vokes, who graduated with a master’s degree in political management in 2013, says that the program provided her with “hands-on, realistic instructions and assignments” that prepared her “for the intensity of working in political offices.” She added that the program was an “incredible experience” that allowed her to “build lasting friendships across party lines.”

Last Revision: November 20, 2023