Margaret Cornish serves as Senior Advisor (China) and Beijing Chief Representative of Bennett Jones Commercial Consulting Inc. Based in Beijing, she helps assess opportunities to serve clients and prospective clients in Canada-China investment, trade and other transactions, and provides liaison and a point of contact in Beijing. Margaret began her career with the Canadian foreign service. Her postings abroad included Beijing, New York and Brussels. She subsequently joined the Bank of Nova Scotia where she worked on sovereign debt restructuring. Margaret later joined Scotia Capital Markets where she provided award-winning research coverage on a wide range of Canadian industrial companies in the manufacturing, automotive, steel, building products, engineering and heavy equipment industries. From 2003 to 2007 Margaret served as Executive Director of the Canada China Business Council, the leading Canadian bilateral business organization dealing with China. Margaret has served as a member of the Economic Council of Canada and has been an adjunct professor in the business schools at Queen's University and Wilfred Laurier University. She is an Associate Fellow of the Canadian International Council.