SIR JOHN GRAHAM helped establish Maxim Institute in 2001, and served on the Board of Trustees for nine years. He has spent his life training, inspiring and mentoring young New Zealanders in education and sport, having had a celebrated and distinguished career in both fields. He has been Headmaster of Auckland Grammar School, Captain of the All Blacks, Chancellor of The University of Auckland, and President of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union.
John is a dedicated leader in our nation and his passion for New Zealand has endowed this country with a brilliant legacy. Appropriately, he was recognised for his services to education and the community with a CBE in 1994, and was further honoured when he was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2011. John Graham’s commitment to service and to this country has enriched all New Zealanders.Find out more about our Annual Sir John Graham Lecture