Larry Murray, distinguished former public servant, elected Chair of the Public Policy Forum's Board

Mr. Murray brings significant experience in leadership and public service

OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Canada's Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that Larry Murray will be the new Chair of the Forum's Board of Directors.

Mr. Murray, Vice Admiral (Ret'd) and former Deputy Minister (Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Veterans Affairs Canada), has held a number of senior positions in the Canadian Forces and Public Service.

A Vimy Award recipient, Mr. Murray has served as a member of the RCMP's Task Force on Governance and Cultural Change, a mentor for the Trudeau Foundation and the first Chair of the Veterans Ombudsman Advisory Committee. He is a member of the National Defence Audit Committee, Chair of the Privy Council Office Audit Committee, President of the Nova Scotia Mainland Division of the Navy League of Canada and honourary Grand President of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Mr. Murray will succeed David Brown, Counsel, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and former chair of the Ontario Securities Commission.

"The Forum wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to David Brown who has helped lead the Forum to new heights," said David Mitchell, President and CEO of the Public Policy Forum. "We are proud of all of the Forum's Board members, distinguished Canadian leaders who guide the Forum in its goal of championing good governance."

About the Public Policy Forum:

The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private and voluntary sectors.  The Forum believes that good government, robust public policy and strong democratic institutions depend on the contributions of all sectors of society.


For further information:

Media Contact:
Mallory Clyne
Corporate Communications Officer | Agente de communications corporatives
Public Policy Forum | Forum des politiques publiques
1405 - 130 rue Albert Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G4
(613) 238-7858 ext. 234

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