Speaker Profiles

Graham Henderson

Graham Henderson

President & CEO

Music Canada

Graham Henderson is President and CEO of Music Canada, a trade association that promotes and protects the value of music and advocates on behalf of its creators.

In addition to his role as Chair of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Graham serves on a number of Canadian and international Boards and other bodies. He is a strong advocate of the importance and influence of the Chamber network.
Graham is widely recognized as a prominent champion of creator’s rights to be fairly compensated, most notably through Parliament’s 2012 passage of copyright reform legislation. He played a leading role in the creation of ground-breaking music funds in Ontario and B.C., and is a driving force on the “Music City” initiative.

Prior to joining Music Canada in 2004, Graham was a Senior VP at Universal Music Canada, and before that, an entertainment lawyer.

Graham holds a BA from Guelph University, and from U of T, an MA in English Literature and law degree.

Graham actively pursues interests outside music including history and literature, arboriculture, coaching, genealogy and scholarship on the poet, essayist and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.

In 2013, Graham was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and was presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

He lives near Toronto with his wife Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and their son Ed.

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