David Herle, Principal
The Gandalf Group
David Herle is one of Canada’s most sought after public affairs and corporate strategists, having helped CEOs manage crises, union leaders shape their public appeals and directing winning campaigns for both prime ministers and premiers.
With more than 20 years of experience in research and communications analysis, David has built a reputation as a source of smart, strategic and strong counsel. David’s strategic and political acumen can be seen on CBC’s The National, where he provides biweekly commentary on “The Insiders” panel.
The Gandalf Group conducts the quarterly C Suite Survey featured in the Report on Business and Business News Network. It analyzes the views of Canada’s corporate leaders on challenges facing the economy and society. The Gandalf Group also produces, for the advertising agency Bensimon Byrne, the quarterly Consumerology Report. Consumerology looks at the big trends impacting on society and learns how those trends are impacting on consumer behavior and attitudes.
A Saskatchewan native, David earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Regina and was called to the Bar in Ontario after receiving his LLB from the University of Saskatchewan.