Daniel Smith

Executive Director & Founder

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, as well as being a thought leader in the areas of social licence and corporate social responsibility.

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