On January 1, 2019, Charles Murray became the Interim Integrity Commissioner. He will hold this position until a new commissioner is appointed to replace Hon. Alexandre Deschênes, Q.C. who retired on December 31, 2018.
He was sworn in Ombud of New Brunswick on July 3, 2013 for a seven-year term. He is the seventh person to serve as Ombud for the province of New Brunswick since the establishment of the Office in 1967.
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. Most recently, 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.
Charles was raised on the Kingston Peninsula and now lives with his wife Sarah and twin boys Gideon and Grant 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.