For more than 20 years, Mat Wilcox has been helping some of Canada’s biggest companies and senior executives navigate the stormy conditions that inevitably come with being on top. For 15 of those years, Mat’s company, the Wilcox Group – the largest crisis-management PR firm in Canada – consulted on high level strategic planning, issues management, and short or long-term corporate projects.

Flying solo for the past six years, Mat works with CEOs and Boards of Directors of global Fortune 500 companies, providing her expertise on crisis communications, issues management, emergency preparedness and labour relations. The industries are as diverse as you’ll find: telecommunications, broadcasting, airports, airlines, mining, health care and technology amongst others.


Corporations know they can rely on Mat with her years of experience of experience in crisis communications and strategy to help them through delicate – often front-page news – issues, such as

  • mergers and acquisitions (more than $11 billion worth)

  • terminations and personnel issues of CEO’s and senior executives

  • legal, security, restructuring, and human resource issues

  • change management and crisis preparation

  • more than 60 labour disruptions

  • the bird flu and swine flu epidemics and other public health issues

  • product tampering and product recalls

  • online activism

Mat does this with consummate poise, grace and humour that allow you to concentrate on dealing with the matter at hand. Mat works with your legal counsel, executive, in-house communications team and, if necessary, can call on a lengthy roster of experienced, trusted PR professionals. 

This team will work hard to keep you out of the news and back to the business at hand.

Mat has twice been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network. She has sat on the Globe and Mail small business review panel and numerous Boards.