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Cate Murray

Stem Cell Network
Executive Director & COO

Cate Murray assumed the role of Executive Director & COO of the Stem Cell Network in 2017. She has over two decades of experience working in public policy, strategic communications, and government relations. Cate has a proven track record of helping national research organizations move their mandates forward. Throughout her career, Cate has worked to bridge the worlds of research and public policy. Cate is skilled at relaying in-depth and complicated material in a compelling & digestible manner for a variety of audiences. Her efforts have translated into millions of dollars in earned national media and support from stakeholder organizations, politicians, and members of industry. As a senior leader, Cate has led a number of high performing teams. She believes in participatory leadership and being able to think strategically and act tactically.  As the Executive Director of the Stem Cell Network, Cate leads a professional team who work diligently to support a robust network of researchers from across Canada who are driving stem cell based therapies and technologies into the clinic and market.

Cate began her career working as a political advisor and has also served in communication and policy roles at CIHR and the Council of Canadian Academies. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. She is a committed mom who enjoys a good run and a yoga class.