Graham Day

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Sir Graham Day

Judson Graham Day

(1933-05-03) 3 May 1933 (age 86)
ResidenceHantsport, Nova Scotia
Alma materDalhousie Law School
OccupationCounsel at Stewart McKelvey

Sir Judson Graham Day, OC ONS CD QC (born 3 May 1933)[1] is a British-Canadian business executive, lawyer and corporate director who now lives in Hantsport, Nova Scotia.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he graduated from Dalhousie Law School with an LL.B. in 1956 and for a while appeared on Singalong Jubilee.[3]


He was chairman and CEO of British Shipbuilders from 1983 to 1986, and chairman and CEO of the Rover Group from 1986 until 1991.From 1989 to 1993 he was chairman of Cadbury Schweppes,between its last two family chairmen,Sir Adrian Cadbury and Sir Dominic Cadbury.[4] He was chancellor of Dalhousie University from 1994 to 2001. He was chairman of Hydro One, but left following controversy over levels of executive and board compensation.[5] He is now counsel at Stewart McKelvey, an Atlantic Canadian law firm.[2]

Day has received a number of honours. He was knighted in 1989 by Queen Elizabeth II and was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2006. Day was appointed a member of the Order of Nova Scotia by Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Mayann Francis in 2011 [6] and an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General of Canada David Johnston in 2014.[7] He has received honorary degrees from Dalhousie University and several universities in the United Kingdom.[2][8]


  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 3 May 2011. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014. Sir Graham Day, former company chairman, 78
  2. ^ a b c "Sir Graham Day C.B.H.F." Canadian Business Hall of Fame (C.B.H.F.). Archived from the original on 20 December 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. ^ Demont, John (2 December 2012). "Setting some things right: Margaret Thatcher's top privatizer looks at how the Iron Lady would handle Nova Scotia's problems". Halifax Herald (Sunday Magazine). Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  4. ^ Who's Who 2009 p. 594
  5. ^ Watson, Thomas (9 October 2006). "An apology for Eleanor Clitheroe". Canadian Business. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Order of Nova Scotia Recipients 2011". Nova Scotia Protocol Office. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Order of Canada Appointments". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Graham Day: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 25 April 2014.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
H. Reuben Cohen
Chancellor of Dalhousie University
1994 – 2001
Succeeded by
Richard Goldbloom