Gillian McCormack leverages her strategic thinking, sophisticated business acumen and insights into industry trends to ensure Bennett Jones remains a market leader. By effectively inspiring her team to focus on what matters most, Gillian has been instrumental in advancing the firm's clients and industries strategy.
In her role as National Director, Clients & Industries, Gillian oversees a team working with Bennett Jones' leadership team, lawyers, external industry leaders and key clients to identify, understand and advance strategies to anticipate and capitalize upon opportunities and trends impacting business. Gillian directs the clients and industry strategy for the Business Development and Marketing Department and leads initiatives such as Bennett Jones' ESG strategy, industry strategies and Key Client Program.
Capitalizing on her experience as Vice President, Investment and Trade at Calgary Economic Development, Gillian brings her international business development experience and insights to bear supporting both Bennett Jones and firm clients in advancing business strategies, objectives and key metrics. Her professional experience spans over 20 years including progressively more senior roles with American Express Canada, culminating in her role as Vice President, Western Canada with the corporate travel division. With her high performance focus, Gillian brings practical business knowledge and a collaborative approach to her team and the firm more broadly.
Gillian lives in Calgary with her family and is an avid golfer, hiker and downhill skier. While she enjoys the proximity to the Rocky Mountain playground in her backyard, Gillian also loves to travel internationally to experience other cultures whenever possible.