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 Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 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 Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Ms. Wilshaw is married and has two children.