J. Trevor Eyton

J. Trevor Eyton

Board Member, Magna International

John Trevor Eyton is a Canadian businessman, former lawyer and retired Senator. Mr. Eyton received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1957 and earned his Bachelor of Laws (JD) from the University of Toronto Law School in 1960. Mr. Eyton joined the law firm of Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington where he remained until 1979 when he left to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Brascan Limited, a post he held for 12 years. Mr. Eyton remained with Brascan as Chairman and Senior Chairman until 1997 and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. Mr. Eyton was appointed to the Senate in 1991 by former Prime Minster of Canada Brian Mulroney. Mr. Eyton has served as a board member of a number of corporations, including Coca¬Cola Enterprises (Atlanta), General Motors of Canada, Noranda and Nestle Canada and currently serves on the boards of Magna International, Ivernia Inc., Silver Bear Resources Inc. and Altus Group Limited. He is involved in amateur sport and philanthropic organizations including Junior Achievement, the Canadian Olympic Foundation and is Chairman of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Senator Eyton is a member of the the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Mr. Eyton is an Officer of the Order of Canada, Queen’s Counsel for Ontario, and has been awarded honorary Doctors of Laws by both the University of Waterloo and the University of King's College at Dalhousie where he was Chancellor from 1996 to 2001. In 2000 he was awarded Mexico’s Order of the Aztec Eagle – the highest award given to foreigners by the government of Mexico. Mr. Eyton retired from the Canadian Senate on July 12, 2009.