|Born||James Edward Malcolm Newall
August 20, 1935
|Died||April 26, 2012
|Awards||Order of Canada|
Life and career
Born in Holden, Alberta, the son of Robert Robertson Newall and Lillian Alice Sheldon, Newall was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1958, and married Margaret Elizabeth Lick, 14 February 1959 in Toronto. His three children were born in the span of 6 years, 1959 to 1965. He started working at DuPont Canada rising to become chairman, president and CEO by 1979. In 1991, he became CEO of NOVA Corporation.
He was Chairman of the Board of Canadian Pacific Railway and has been a director of several major companies, including Alcan, BCE Inc., Bell Canada, Maple Leaf Foods, Royal Bank of Canada, and Methanex Corporation.
He has received honorary degrees from the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina and the University of Ottawa. From 1996 to 2001, he was chair of the University of Calgary's Board of Governors.
He has eight grandchildren.
- "Honorary Degree and Order of the U of C recipients for June Convocation". Retrieved January 6, 2006.
- "Obituary". Calgary Herald.
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