John Murray, B.A., LL.B., LL.M
JOHN W. MURRAY, B.A., LL.B., LL.M, FELLOW of the FPSC™ is President and CEO of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Prior to joining the Council in November of 2018, Mr. Murray served as Registrar (2015 – 2017); Vice President, Professional Standards (2014 – 2015); and Vice President of Standards Enforcement (2008 – 2014) with CPA Ontario (formerly, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario); and Senior Vice President, Policy and Corporate Affairs at The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) (1993 – 2007). Mr. Murray brings detailed knowledge of the regulated professions, professional discipline, government relations and professional education.
During his time at CPA Ontario and IFIC, Mr. Murray served on many national and provincial committees and working groups, including: Minister of Finance (Ontario) Advisory Group on securities regulation (2004 – 2007); International Standards Organization, Canadian Advisory Committee ISO TC 222 – Personal Financial Planning Services (Chair, 2002 – 2007); Ontario Securities Commission, Financial Planning Working Group (1998 – 2004); and the International CFP Council (Canadian Representative, Committee Chair, 1997 – 1999).
Mr. Murray has served as an officer and director of the Financial Planners Standards Council (1995−2001); as a director of Credit Canada (formerly Credit Counselling Service of Toronto) (1999 – 2010), the Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services (2009 – 2013) and the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (2009 – 2018). Mr. Murray was President & Chair of the Board of Credit Canada (2005−2007), and chair of the Board of the Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services (OACCS) (2011 – 2013). Mr. Murray is currently a Director and Vice Chair of the Board of Stevenson Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts from University College, University of Toronto; a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor; and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School.
In October of 2011, Mr. Murray was made an inaugural FELLOW OF THE FPSC™ by the Financial Planning Standards Council. In 2002, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and also holds the Canadian Forces Decoration.