Murray Sigler was appointed interim CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce effective August 10, 2020.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Murray was appointed Executive Advisor of Sport Calgary effective September 1, 2019, after serving as CEO & Executive Director since January 2016. Sport Calgary, a Civic Partner, is the volunteer non-profit society representing sport in the City of Calgary.
Murray is also Principal of Calgary-based Altius Corporation. Altius is a private investment and consulting firm serving clients in sport, aviation, tourism, technology and international commerce.
Until June 2016, Murray served at Axia Net Media Corporation (TSX “AXX” until going private in 2016) as President of Axia North America as well as Axia’s Executive Vice President.
Before joining Axia in 2009, Murray was Managing Director of the Government of Alberta's UK Office for three and a half years. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, and had an extensive career in the aviation industry, including as President and COO of Canadian Airlines International, CEO of Canadian Regional Airlines and initial President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. He is a former Board member of numerous transportation and aviation sector entities.
This unique blend of international aviation and transportation sector experience has enabled him serve as an expert panel member of airport operations review public enquiries including BAA Heathrow Airport (2011) and GTAA Pearson International (2014).
He holds degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Alberta. He is an active member of the Law Society of Alberta and a graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Business in the Advanced Management Program. He is an active member of the Calgary Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
Murray has been active throughout his career as a Board member and Chair of numerous corporate, community and professional organizations in Alberta, nationally and beyond. He currently serves on the Boards of Sport for Calgary Foundation, Parks Foundation Calgary, KidSport Calgary, Lindsay Park Sports Society, and Alberta’s History and Heroes Foundation. He is an honorary lifetime member of the Canada/UK Chamber of Commerce.
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