Margot M. Micallef, Q.C. is the President of Oliver Capital Partners, a company she founded in 2003 to invest in private companies looking for expansion capital or an outright sale. Since its inception Oliver Capital Partners has directly and indirectly invested in a number of diverse businesses including: broadcasting, publishing, food manufacturing and real estate and manages or has managed the franchise development rights for a number of well known quick service restaurant brands including Domino’s Pizza, Subway and Taco del Mar. Under Margot’s leadership Oliver has established a track record of delivering industry leading returns to its investors.
Margot has also served as an Adjunct Professor in governance and ethics for the MBA Program at the University of Alberta and is on the Faculty of the Directors College, a joint venture between McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada.
Prior to founding Oliver Capital Partners Inc., Margot 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 for the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia.
Ms. Micallef was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2002. And in 2009 she was a recipient of an Excellence in Leadership Award from the Canadian Women in Communications. In 2010 she was the Western Canada Finalist for the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards. In 2011 she was named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. And in 2013 she was named as the Woman of the Year by Canadian Women in Communications.
Ms. Micallef serves or has served on a number of public and private company boards including Vista Radio Ltd., ENMAX Corporation – where she also served as Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, Solium Capital Inc, Tecterra Inc., and Canwest Global Communications Inc. She is currently the Chair of Subway Devco L.P. which acts as the development agent for the Subway Brand in Alberta and British Columbia and Gabriella’s Kitchen Inc., a company she founded to develop, manufacture and market fortified and functional foods. Under Margot’s leadership Gabriella’s Kitchen has had year over year double digit growth and has expanded into the US Market.
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, the Intensive Care Foundation of Alberta, the Canadian Human Rights Museum and The Lung Cancer Initiative at the University of Calgary and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary Alberta.
Margot lives in Calgary, Alberta and is the proud mother of Christopher (who is now also her business partner). She enjoys the outdoors, including skiing, cycling, running and chasing cows at her ranch in British Columbia.
She is the co-author of a book called It’s the Landing that Counts which seeks to empower those who have suffered adversity or who need inspiration to move forward towards finding Peace, Happiness and Prosperity.