Class of 2001
J.E. (Ted) Newall was born in Holden, Alberta and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. A leading oil and manufacturing executive, Newall’s distinguished career is marked by outstanding achievement.
Ted began work for DuPont Canada in 1957, starting out in internal sales. In 1958, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University in Saskatchewan. For twenty years, Ted Newall advanced through the company, taking the helm in 1979 as Chairman, President and CEO of DuPont Canada and all non-U.S. operations.
From DuPont, Newall went on to become President and CEO of NOVA Corporation in 1991. He successfully oversaw the amalgamation of NOVA Corporation and Trans-Canada Pipeline, arguably the largest merger in Canadian history.
Throughout his extensive career, he has served as director of many large corporations, including Alcan Aluminum Ltd., BCE Inc., Bell Canada Ltd., Canadian Pacific Ltd., Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and Royal Bank of Canada. Newall holds several awards and distinctions, including winner of the 1998 APEGGA Award for International Business Executive of the Year and 1993 CEO of the Year as decided by Financial Post Magazine, Canada Post and Caldwell Partners. He also holds several honourary degrees.
Ted Newall was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1993, in recognition not only of his business successes but his philanthropic ones as well. Ted has been a consistent supporter of his community, co-founding the United Way of Calgary’s Children’s Initiative and sitting on the University of Calgary’s Board of Governors.
Ted Newall and his wife Margaret have three children and eight grandchildren, and continue to be active supporters in their community.