Margot Micallef

President & CEO,
Vista Radio

Courtenay, BC, Canada

Ms. Margot M. Micallef, Q.C. is the President & CEO of Vista Radio Ltd. and one of the founders of the company in 2004. Prior to founding Vista Radio Ltd. Ms. Micallef was a Senior Vice-President of Shaw Communications Inc., in Calgary, Alberta; a Partner with Russell and DuMoulin (now Fasken Martineau DuMoulin) in Vancouver, British Columbia; and was a co-instructor of a Seminar on Media and the Law for the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia. Ms Micallef has also served as an Adjunct Professor in governance and ethics for the MBA Program at the University of Alberta.

Ms. Micallef received her Queen's Counsel designation in 2002. In 2009 Ms. Micallef was a recipient of an Excellence in Leadership Award from the Canadian Women in Communications and in 2010 was named as the Western Canada Finalist for an RBC CanadianWomenEntrepreneurAward. In  2011  she  was  named  by  the  Women’s  Executive   Network as one of Top 100 Women in Canada.

Ms. Micallef has served on a number of public and private company boards. She currently sits on the board of Canadian Women in Communications. Previously, Ms. Micallef served on the board of Canwest Global Communications Inc, Solium Capital Inc., The Cambrian House and Enmax Corporation, where she chaired the Corporate Governance Committee. In addition, Ms. Micallef is active in her community through fund raising initiatives which in the past have included: The Alberta Ballet, The Alberta Ballet School of Dance, the HR MacMillan Planetarium, Homes of Hope and the Intensive Care Foundation of Albert, Chair of the Alberta fundraising initiative for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.