Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith is a leading government relations and strategic communications practitioner, and a trusted advisor to people at the highest levels of government and industry.

He leads a team of experienced government relations, media and community engagement specialists at CGM Communications, a 100 per cent West Australian owned strategic communications consultancy.

Daniel was Deputy Chief Policy Advisor in the Carpenter Labor Government and was a senior advisor in the Gallop Government, specialising in economic policy and resources development.

Prior to founding CGM Communications in 2011, Daniel was Western Australian General Manager of CPR, a national public affairs and government relations firm.

Daniel has worked on stakeholder engagement and communications strategies for some of Western Australia’s highest profile private, public and community sector organisations. With a background in social and marketing research, Daniel is an astute developer of public messaging.

Most recently, Daniel was assistant director on WA Labor’s successful 2017 state election campaign, with responsibilities for research and advertising.

Daniel has exceptional networks within the new Western Australian Government and has a detailed understanding of Labor’s policy agenda.