Class of 2015
N. Murray Edwards was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is President and owner of Edco Financial Holdings Ltd., a Calgary based management company.
He is a leading investor in and executive chairman of numerous publicly traded companies including Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Ensign Energy Services Inc., and Magellan Aerospace Corporation, all of which he initially capitalized and has helped grow. He also owns a number of private companies including Resorts of the Canadian Rockies Inc. Today these companies directly employ over 25,000 individuals. He is also the governor, chairman and a co-owner of the Calgary Flames Hockey Club of the National Hockey League.
After moving to Calgary in 1983 he became a lawyer and later a Partner with Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer, a Calgary based law firm, which he left in 1988 to start investing in and building Canadian companies. His first investment was in Canadian Natural Resources Limited.
At a community level Murray is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the C.D. Howe Institute.