CONSUL GENERAL OF CANADA
FOR ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS
A graduate of York University’s International Relations and Economics program, Ms. Wilshaw joined the Public Service of Canada in 1993. She began her career with the Canada Border Services Agency, followed by Statistics Canada, before joining the Foreign Service in 1996.
Her overseas experience with Global Affairs Canada includes assignments in the trade section of the Canadian Embassy in Japan, managing Intellectual Property issues at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the WTO in Geneva, and providing leadership on Canada’s commercial relations with South Asia as the Minister (Commercial) at the High Commission of Canada in India.
In Ottawa, she has held progressively senior positions covering East Asia, Multilateral Trade Policy, Human Resources Management, Strategic Policy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Trade Commissioner Service Support and as the Director-General in the Office of the Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada.
Ms. Wilshaw is currently the Consul General of Canada to the South Central United States, based in Dallas and covering Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
Chair of the Day
Ian Ogilvie is originally from Montreal, Canada. He graduated from Harvard University, with a BA in Government, and from St. John’s University School of Law, with a JD. Thereafter, he worked first as a corporate and securities transactional attorney with major New York City law firms, and then in institutional sales and trading with an asset management firm on Wall Street.
Ian is a portfolio manager and financial advisor with Morgan Stanley. Among other community involvement, he is Vice President of Finance of Lyric Theater in OKC, Past Chair of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team, and President of the Harvard Club of OKC.
His interests include running and singing: he previously sang with the Canterbury Choral Society in Oklahoma City, and as a part of the chorus in Lyric Theater’s 2014 production of Les Mis at the Oklahoma City Civic Center.
Ian also enjoys writing: he was an editor of law review in law school, and has written periodic business columns.
He is married to Marran Ogilvie and they have two sons, Angus and Malcolm, and a daughter, Ellie.