Over a thirty-year period, Danny Graham has held senior positions in business, law, government and politics. He is currently Counsel to McInnes Cooper – advising on business matters, Collective Social Responsibility and Aboriginal Law.
He has been lead counsel in cases at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been an advisor to Justice Canada and the United Nations, as well as a consultant to the governments of Thailand, Jamaica, Tanzania and Ukraine. In Nova Scotia, he was the province’s Chief Negotiator on Aboriginal rights between 2006 and 2014 in the Made in Nova Scotia Process.
He helped author We Choose Now: A Playbook for Nova Scotians – a ten-year plan for the economic future of the province.
Danny is best known as the former leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party and the MLA for Halifax Citadel – and as the current Chief Engagement Officer of Engage Nova Scotia.
He has been recognized by organizations and news publications for his public and community leadership. He was the chair of the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program, the Smart Justice Network of Canada and Envision Halifax. He sat on the board of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and St. Francis Xavier University.
He leads an active life outside of work as a husband and father – and as the co-founder of a wilderness retreat focused on personal development.