CANARIE Announces New Appointments on its Executive Team

Nancy Carter named Vice President, Legal and Corporate Governance;
Tracy Murray named new Chief Financial Officer 

[Ottawa, ON]

CANARIE today announced changes to its executive team that celebrate the significant contributions of two of the organization’s long-standing employees. Nancy Carter, who served in the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2007, has transitioned to the new role of Vice President, Legal and Corporate Governance. Tracy Murray, who served as CANARIE’s Senior Director, Finance and Operations, has been promoted to CFO.  

Over nearly twenty-five years of service to CANARIE, fifteen of which as CFO, Nancy’s deep commitment to the organization has been invaluable in helping deliver on CANARIE’s mission to accelerate Canadian research and innovation. As VP, Legal and Corporate Governance, her responsibilities include CANARIE governance, corporate risk management, legal and privacy compliance, project execution, and strategic global projects. Nancy will continue to lead CANARIE’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. 

In her progression to the role of CFO, Tracy Murray will draw upon over twenty years of experience in the private sector and with CANARIE. For over a decade in her roles as Director, Finance and later Senior Director, Finance and Operations, Tracy’s consistent drive for operational excellence has led to modernizations of the organization’s financial management systems, procurement, and HR policies. As CFO, Tracy is responsible for CANARIE’s financial integrity and the reliability of financial and operating results, as well as Human Resources, Information Technology, and Program Operations functions. 

“I congratulate both Nancy and Tracy on the next chapter of their careers and extend my heartfelt appreciation for their contributions to the communities we serve,” said Jim Ghadbane, CANARIE’s President and CEO. “Their development into these new roles is a testament to their commitment to life-long learning. I’m honoured to serve alongside colleagues of such calibre, and I’m delighted that our organizational culture of career development has led to these appointments.” 

These new positions were effective on January 27, 2022, when CANARIE’s Board of Directors approved Tracy Murray’s appointment as an officer of the organization. To learn more about CANARIE’s Executive Team, please visit:

For more information, please contact:

Ela Yazdani
Director of Communications
(613) 943-5432


CANARIE connects Canadians to each other and to the world. Our programs equip Canadian researchers, students, and startups to excel on the global stage.

Together with our thirteen provincial and territorial partners, we form Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). This ultra-high-speed network connects Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to global data, technology, and colleagues.

Beyond the network, we fund and promote the development of software for research and national efforts to manage data generated from research. To strengthen the security of Canada’s research and education sector, we collaborate with our partners in the NREN, government, academia, and the private sector to fund, implement, and support cybersecurity initiatives. We also provide identity management services to the academic community and boost Canada’s startups with cloud resources and expertise in emerging technologies.

Established in 1993, we are a non-profit corporation, with most of our funding provided by the Government of Canada.