Anthony Graham began a career in the investment industry after attending the University of Western Ontario. For more than 20 years, he was a senior partner and major shareholder of National Bank Financial, formerly known as Levesque Beaubien Geoffrion Inc., one of Canada’s largest fully integrated investment dealers. During this time, he served as a governor of both the Toronto stock Exchange and the Canadian Securities Institute.
In 2000, Mr. Graham became President of Wittington Investments, Limited. Wittington is the principal holding company of the Weston-Loblaws Group, which conducts food processing and distribution throughout North America. Wittington is also involved in the luxury retail sector through its ownership of Selfridges in the United Kingdom, De Bijenkorf in the Netherlands, Holt Renfrew in Canada, and Brown Thomas stores in Ireland.
Mr. Graham is also President, CEO and a Director of Sumarria Inc., a family owned investment holding company and the largest shareholder of Graymont Limited. Graymont is a private company owned by members of the extended Graham Family and senior management. Graymont’s wholly owned subsidiaries have production and distribution facilities for chemical lime, stone and precipitated calcium carbonate from coast to coast in both Canada and the United States. Graymont also has a significant investment in Grupo Calidra, S.A. De C.V., the largest lime producer in Mexico.
He also serves as a Director of several corporations including George Weston Limited, Loblaw Companies Limited, Power Corporation of Canada, Power Financial Corporation, Selfridges & Co. Ltd., Holt Renfrew & Co. Limited, and Brown Thomas & Co. Limited. He is also a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the World Presidents’ Organization.
He has also been very active in the community: He is currently Chairman of the Ontario Arts Foundation and the Shaw Festival Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Council of Business and the Arts in Canada, and a Board member of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Branksome Hall School Foundation, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Luminato. He is also the Honorary Colonel of The Royal Regiment of Canada. In 1995, he was recognized by The Financial Post as one of “Canada’s Top 40 Under 40” and in 1998 he was awarded with the Government of Ontario Volunteer Service Award. In June 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Brock University.
Mr. Graham joined the TCT Foundation Board in 2011.