Murray Coolican – Director
Murray Coolican has held leadership positions in not?for?profit, government, political and private sectors. He has worked in the energy and natural resources sectors and in financial services as well as on environmental and aboriginal issues. He has served as senior vice president at Maritime Life, and as vice president at a number of companies including Nova Scotia Power, Corporate Communications Limited and National Sea Products.
He was Deputy Minister of Native Affairs in the Government of Ontario and Special Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Robert Stanfield. He was executive director of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, an environmental NGO, when it won the Governor General’s Conservation Award.
As a volunteer, he has chaired the Halifax Metro United Way, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce and served as vice?chair of the Dalhousie University Board of Governors. He has also served as a director of the Canadian Geographic Society and the World Wildlife Fund (Canada).