About Ivan Poltavets || Kathryn Hughes
Ivan Poltavets is a Senior Strategy Manager in Telecom Policy and Regulatory Affairs at TELUS Communications. With a career spanning over 15 years in government relations and executive communications, Ivan has cultivated a wealth of expertise across various industries including telecommunications, satellite, and energy. Prior to TELUS, he was the Managing Partner of Stober, Poltavets & Associates and represented FIPRA in Ukraine. He also served as a Director for Economic Studies at Yalta European Strategy, a premier business and policy forum in Ukraine. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/poltavets/
Kathryn Hughes, Director of Government Relations at TELUS Health, is a seasoned public affairs professional with over 25 years of experience in industries such as digital health, virtual care, and enterprise software. Since joining TELUS Health in 2015, she has engaged with various governmental bodies to enhance healthcare accessibility across Canada. Kathryn serves on the TECHNATION Health Board and Advocacy Committee, and the TELUS Ottawa Community Board. She is also a mentor at Ottawa University's Telfer Executive MBA program and a faculty member for the 2022 and 2023 Vernissage Health Dialogue Series. Her expertise encompasses issues management, corporate transactions, stakeholder relations, and executive coaching.