An Interview with Ian Murray, Chair of the Board of Directors, Edmonton Elks

Ian Murray is the Owner, President, and General Counsel of IMC (Ian Murray & Company Ltd.). IMC is a Special Situation consulting company that focuses on challenges and opportunities that are outside of a client’s core activities and involve new projects, products, markets, and technologies, as well as restructurings and transformational challenges.  Ian’s expertise and experience relates to commercial transactions and restructurings, policy and regulatory affairs, business development and project management. Ian has managed numerous large greenfield projects and has had senior roles in transition management and turnaround situations, including responsibilities for project, commercial, financial, and regulatory functions. This included a Vice President position in a large manufacturing company.

Ian graduated from Law School at The University of Alberta in 1984 where he received his Bachelor of Laws Degree. Ian graduated from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario in 1986 where he received his MBA. Ian was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta in 1986. Ian’s early work experience includes the law firm of Parlee McLaws, the acquisitions department of Varity Corporation and as Executive Assistant to the Alberta Minister of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife.

Ian has a vast interest in community activities and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Football Team (formerly Edmonton Eskimos), is a Director and former founding President of the North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fairness Alberta. He previously served as Director of the Environmental Law Centre and Edmonton Screen Industries Office. Ian recently retired from years of coaching kids’ baseball and basketball teams.   Ian has a passion for football having played for the Edmonton Huskies.   Edmonton Elks season tickets have been in the family since 1952, and Ian has fond memories of the Knothole Gang in Clarke Stadium.