outreach committee chair
Susan Murray is a former reporter and public relations executive with extensive international work experience. For more than two decades she was a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, including work as a political commentator and foreign correspondent based in Washington with additional stints in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.
Susan was also a political analyst for TVOntario. She has covered everything from the Gulf War, to the fall of the Berlin Wall to the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi to the Chiapas revolution in Mexico. Following her journalism career, Susan worked as a political aide and director of communications for the Paul Martin government. She then took on the position communication strategist for the International Development Research Centre where she travelled widely to act as an advisor and trainer for partners in such countries as Egypt, Senegal, India and Mongolia.
Her most recent position was as vice-president of public relations for the Forest Products Association of Canada, a non-profit industry group representing Canada’s major forest companies. Susan also works in palliative care and is on the Board of Directors of WaterAid Canada. She is an honours graduate of the School of Journalism at Carleton University in Ottawa, and was the first woman to be recognized by her peers in the receiving the Charles Lynch Award in recognition of her impressive reporting career.