Deputy Minister, Department of Business
Murray Coolican has held leadership positions in the not-for-profit, government, political and the private sectors. His background includes time spent in the energy and natural resources sectors, financial services as well as work on environmental and aboriginal issues.
On March 8, 2010, Murray was appointed Deputy Minister of Energy, as well as Deputy Minister of Business on January 28, 2016 for the Province of Nova Scotia. He has served as senior vice-president at Maritime Life and vice-president at a number of companies, including Nova Scotia Power, Corporate Communications Limited and National Sea Products. Additionally, he has held senior positions with the Government of Ontario and served as special assistant to the Rt. Honourable Robert Stanfield.
As a volunteer, Murray has chaired with 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).