Ian has a law degree from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1986. His early work experience included working in finance/acquisitions with Varity Corporation in Toronto and acting as an Executive Assistant for the Alberta Minister of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife.
Since 1989 Ian has been President of Ian Murray and Company Ltd. (IMC), a consulting and management services firm. IMC focuses on project development and commercial work as well as government and regulatory support focusing on the natural resource sector. Ian is also the President of the North Saskatchewan River Valley Conservation Society.
Ian joined the ELC Board because he thinks the ELC has an important public policy role to play in encouraging strong and certain environmental laws and regulations.