Murray Becomes First Female RAC Board Chair

Written by Andrew Corselli
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Fiona Murray has become the first female Board Chair in the RAC's 103-year history. Photo via www.cn.ca/en.

The Board of Directors of the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) has elected Fiona Murray, VP of Public and Government Affairs at CN, as Chairperson. She is the first female Board Chair in the RAC’s 103-year history.

Murray joined CN in 1992, initially working in Public Affairs before moving to positions of increasing responsibility. Having held positions across many different departments at CN, “she possesses a thorough understanding of railroading and will be a great asset to the Association.”

“Fiona is a very effective and strong leader, as well as an extremely capable railroader,” said JJ Ruest, President and CEO, CN. “I’ve worked directly with Fiona for over 20 years and her dedication and commitment to anything she gets involved with has been an incredible asset for CN and will be most beneficial to the RAC. She is the right person to help lead the Board of the RAC and the organization to the next level of performance and advocacy for our entire industry. We are all very proud to have Fiona as a colleague and that CN helped produce such a talented leader and railroader for this historic nomination.”

“As a career railroader, I’m honored and grateful for this opportunity to serve the industry,” said Fiona Murray. “Over the last 28 years, I have seen railroads evolve to be more diverse workplaces and I’m proud that my nomination is a testament to that evolution. I will focus my energies on ensuring that exemplary governance continues at the board level of the RAC to support the organization in its effective communications and advocacy across the country. The RAC will continue to occupy center stage in promoting safe and effective regulations as well as the sustainable benefits of using rail transportation for both freight and passengers.”

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