David Braley

Ottawa, Ontario
20 May 2010

David Braley was born in Montreal and raised in Hamilton, Ontario.  Mr. Braley attended McMaster University, also in Hamilton.  He is currently the President and owner of Orlick Industries Limited, an auto parts manufacturer he acquired in 1969, and is the current owner of two Canadian Football League teams: the Toronto Argonauts and the B.C. Lions. 

Mr. Braley’s involvement in sport and his community is extensive.  He is the Director of the 2015 Pan-American Games and was the Director of the successful 2015 Pan-American Games Bid Corporation.  He has also served as Chairman of the 2003 World Cycling Championships in Hamilton, and was the Founding Chairman of the McMaster University Manufacturing Research Institute in 2000-2002.

Honours include induction into the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame (2010), the McMaster University Sports Hall of Fame (2007), the Consumer’s Choice Award as Vancouver Business Man of the Year (2009), and an Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from McMaster University (2000). 

Mr. Braley has supported a number of causes, including McMaster University, the Hamilton Health Sciences Hospital, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Hamilton S.P.C.A. 

Mr. Braley is married to Nancy Gordon and they live in Burlington, Ontario.