Martha Findlay is a successful and well-respected lawyer, businesswoman and entrepreneur. She is fluently bilingual in English and French, with training in several other languages.
She is the founder and principal of The General Counsel Group, management and legal consultants since 1997. As a member of The General Counsel Group, she has worked primarily in the high-tech and telecommunications fields, in both Canada and Europe.
Prior to forming The General Counsel Group, Ms. Findlay was Vice-President, Corporate Development and General Counsel of The Rider Group, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Mobility Canada and corporate counsel for the Bell Mobility group of companies.
Ms. Findlay graduated from the University of Toronto’s International Relations Programme and then from Osgoode Hall Law School. While finishing law school, Ms. Findlay co-owned and operated two retail stores.
She worked as a lawyer with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie (in Toronto), practising international corporate and commercial law.
In addition to her legal and business background, Ms. Findlay has extensive non-profit and volunteer sector experience. She has served as a Director and Executive on various boards and for volunteer organizations and ratepayer associations.
She has three grown children: Katie, 22; Everett, 20 and Patrick, 18.