Clients & Testimonials

 

Bill Gallagher played an important role as strategist and advisor when we had a serious aboriginal relationship issue to deal with. He provided not only insight, but advice that proved to be win-win in nature, that would flourish in a corporate-aboriginal context. This led to our Aboriginal affairs partnership strategy – Horizons – which we are very proud of.”
Nick Javor, SVP Corporate Affairs
Tim Hortons


I found Bill’s strategic advice to be tremendously helpful while I directed and advanced the complex Aboriginal relationships for a top-tier ¬†international integrated energy company during a period of major industry expansion. Everybody benefited as a result of his insight and experience.”
John Young, former Manager Corporate-Aboriginal Affairs, Petro-Canada, Calgary
(currently Manager, Aboriginal Relations, Pembina Pipeline Corporation, Calgary)



As a junior mining CEO, I know that gaining access to land and resources is critical to our success. Our dedicated team have greatly benefited from Bill’s approach. He’s brought an element of ‘project insurance’ to our exploration projects because he really understands how the First Nations relationship plays to the investment community. Bill has a unique understanding and approach gained by decades of experience with First Nations issues and his view that Treaties are sacred documents reaffirms our belief that partnership and sharing of opportunities is the only way to proceed. I have no hesitation in recommending Bill and his valued expertise to any resource company.”
Stan Szary, President, CEO & Director
Saturn Minerals Inc.


I first met Bill during serious tensions on the Miramichi and I’ve stayed in touch. Now over a decade later, I reiterate my strong belief that industry and governments would be well served to use Bill to strategic advantage in planning and conducting their approaches to accessing our treaty and traditional lands anywhere in Canada.”
Roger Augustine, AFN Regional Chief and Chair
(AFN natural resources governance committee)


Bill and I helped INCO advance the stalled Voisey’s Bay negotiations (impact benefits agreements). I went on to become a leader of the Nunatsiavut Government and saw the commercial realizations of this extraordinary project first-hand. Bill’s strategic contribution moved the yardsticks and we learned a lot from him. Thus I am always available to provide a recommendation to project proponents and governments on his behalf.”
Anthony Andersen, Mayor & representative for Nain in the Nunatsiavut Assembly