Archive : Nova Scotian takes charge at British auto giant

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Graham Day, coming to British Leyland after many successes, was announced by a major newspaper as a ‘nasty surprise’
Graham Day, a Halifax-born corporate lawyer, was chosen by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to head the giant, state-controlled British Leyland car manufacturer in May.

So far Day has managed to escape the back-biting comments of Britain’s old-boy network of bankers, politicians and civil servants. Day’s managerial ability first brought him to the attention of the Labour government of prime minister Harold Wilson. Ironically, he was earmarked as the man who could oversee Britain’s plans to nationalize British Shipbuilders.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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