On January 1, 2020, Charles Murray was appointed as the Integrity Commissioner for the Province for a seven-year term. At the same time, he was appointed as the Acting Ombud for a one-year term and will continue to serve in both capacities until a new Ombud is appointed.
Charles is a graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, and Dalhousie Law School in Halifax, NS.
He started his career as a private practice lawyer in New Brunswick in the late 1980s. Over the years he has served the provincial and federal governments through various roles. Over the years he served the provincial and federal governments through various roles. He was the Executive Director of the Electoral Boundaries Commission and Policy Manager of Legislation and Professional Regulation for the New Brunswick Department of Health.
He served as Ombud for the Province of New Brunswick form 2013 until 2020.
Charles was raised on the Kingston Peninsula and now lives with his wife Sarah and twin boys Gideon and Grant and daughter Elizabeth in Fredericton. He is a member of the Epsilon Y’s Men Club (Fredericton, NB), the Confraternity of Saint James, the New Brunswick Law Society, and the Canadian Bar Association. He also acts as a Tournament Director in the American Contract Bridge League.
He is a black belt in Kinrosha karate and occasionally walks marathons.