Chair of the Canadian Safe Boating Council
Jean Murray is Chair of the Canadian Safe Boating Council, a national charitable organization which brings a wide range of partners and stakeholders together to promote boating safety across Canada. She also serves on the U.S. National Safe Boating Council. During her 34 year career in the Canadian public service, Jean spent 14 years with the Canadian Coast Guard, including in the positions of Director General, Rescue, Safety and Environmental Response, where she set up the first Office of Boating Safety and was also responsible for the national marine search and rescue and oil spill preparedness programs; and Director General, Marine Navigation Services. She was also Executive Director of the National Search and Rescue Secretariat, National Defence, and Director General, Emergency Management Policy, Public Safety Canada, and is an Honorary Member of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. Jean is a strong believer in the value of collaboration and partnerships in addressing marine safety issues.