Murray Ramsden joined the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council in 2015. He has had a long distinguished career in health care administration. Murray retired as Chief Executive Officer from Interior Health Authority in 2010, a position he held since the macro region was formed in late 2001. Following his retirement, he consulted in the Health and Social services sector, surveyed with Accreditation Canada till 2014, and served on the Board of the BC Health Purchasing Organization and on the Board of the Health Council of Canada. In addition, he continues with his volunteer involvement in community organizations.
Throughout his career, he has held the positions of Chief Executive Officer of the Okanagan Similkameen Health Region, the Chief Operating Officer for Kelowna General Hospital and Public Administrator for 3 long term care facilities.
Murray has a Honour Business Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Diploma in Hospital Administration from the University of Toronto. He is a certified member of the Canadian College of Health Services Executives and a member of the Health Care Leaders Association of British Columbia. He has been honoured with the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Pioneer in Health Award from the Healthcare Leaders Association of British Columbia.