As Corporate Development and Administrative Officer, Margaret leads eOne’s corporate development activities across film, television, music and digital and oversees eOne’s shared services - including Human Resources, Facilities, Corporate Legal and Corporate Communications. Since launching the corporate development unit in 2014, she has orchestrated a series of major growth initiatives, corporate acquisitions and key transactions across all areas of the business including the recently-launched MAKEREADY with Brad Weston; studio venture with The Mark Gordon Company, which saw her recognized in Variety’s prestigious 2015 Dealmakers Impact Report; securing an equity stake in Sierra Pictures; increasing the company’s ownership stake in one of the world’s most valuable preschool brands, Peppa Pig; leading eOne’s acquisition of a controlling interest in award-winning US reality television production company Renegade 83, as well as acquisitions of leading Canadian television production companies Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; acquiring two leading independent record labels, Last Gang Records and Nashville-based Dualtone Music Group; and acquiring leading interactive agency Secret Location.
Most recently, she led eOne’s acquisition of a controlling interest in award-winning US reality television production company Renegade 83, and closed two separate deals for eOne with leading independent record labels, acquiring Last Gang Records in March 2016 and in January 2016, Nashville-based Dualtone Music Group, whose artist roster includes The Lumineers and their latest sophomore album release ‘Cleopatra.’
Earning her CPA designation at KPMG, Margaret came to the entertainment industry in 2001.
At A Glance
- Joined eOne in 2008 and served in the dual role of President, Canada and Chief Operating Officer for eOne Television until 2014
- In 2015, Margaret was recognized with a Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business from Women in Film & Television Toronto (WIFT-T)
- She has also been recognized by The Globe and Mail on its Power List of key female decision makers in English Canada’s film and TV sector