Dave Murray National Training Centre Management
Doug is a Level II Alpine Canada official and was the Alpine Chair of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. Doug began skiing at age 5 in the days of lace-up boots and bear-trap bindings; truly the Dark Ages. He raced competitively as a youngster and progressed to ski instructing as a member of the CSIA both in Alberta and in Vail. Eventually he decided that time spent actually skiing down the hill was more fun than teaching others to ski and made his way to University leading to his graduation from the University of Alberta Law School in 1985. Since that time he has practiced criminal law in Vancouver when not pursuing his other passions including skiing, ski racing, fly-fishing and improving a poor golf game. Doug and his wife Dale are parents to Davis, a former athlete at the Club. All three of them live in North Vancouver, with their golden retriever Scout, spending as much time as possible in Whistler.
Bernard Leroux is currently employed at Haywood Securities Inc. in the position of Vice President. Leroux is also an investment advisor with the Retail Sales team at the Vancouver office of Haywood Securities. Bernard has a Bachelor of Applied Science from L’Universite d’Ottawa, and is a professional engineer.
Bernard along with his wife and two children are long time, passionate supporters of skiing and ski racing in Whistler. Both children were successful competitive alpine FIS racers and have worked hard to balance their school with their love of the sport. Privately, through his vision and initiatives, Bernard has raised large amounts of funding and has significantly increased the profile of ski racing in Whistler, British Columbia and all across Canada.
Secretary / Treasurer
Bruce Alexander has spent the majority of his career in the forest products industry, where he has over 30 years of experience. Bruce currently holds an executive position with Western Forest Products Inc. as their Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing. Prior to joining Western, Bruce was with Norbord Inc. as their SVP Sales, Marketing & Logistics. He worked at International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) in various senior corporate development, operations and sales and marketing roles. Following his time at Interfor, Bruce spent over a dozen years as President of Raute North America, an engineering and manufacturing company supplying equipment, technology and maintenance services to the engineered wood sector. His experience also includes several years in the helicopter industry holding the role of Chief Operating Officer with Highland Helicopters Ltd..
Both Bruce and his wife Heather reside in North Vancouver, BC., and maintain a small home in Whistler, BC. Bruce and Heather have been passionate skiers their entire lives. They have passed their passion for the sport along to their two boys, Cameron & Kyle. Cameron and Kyle grew up skiing on Whistler Mountain where they started skiing at a very young age with the Whistler Kids program, and then moved on through the Whistler Mountain Ski Club (WMSC). Bruce was a member of the WMSC Board for 6 years, holding the Chairperson’s position for 2 of those years. Cameron and Kyle have now graduated from the Whistler programs and are now both members of the Canadian National Alpine Ski Team.
Bruce holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF) degree from the University of British Columbia.
Having retired from ski racing at 19, Mark started coaching in the Scottish clubs and progressed to the Scottish Team while studying Applied Sports Sciences at Edinburgh University. Subsequently he coached for the British national ski team and then into the role of Performance Director for the British Ski & Snowboard Federation. From 2009 – 2015 he was the Head coach for the Spanish national team.
Don McQuaid has a long history in the alpine ski racing community as a competitor, a coach, and event organizer of World Cup events in Canada and Europe. Don co-founded the Canadian Masters Alpine Series with Dave Murray, and was a founding director of the Dave Murray Foundation. Don is currently the managing director of World Housing, a non profit in Canada and the US that is combatting global homelessness through the funding and building homes for impoverished families living in slums.
David is the CEO and Managing Director of the Canadian Snowsports Association (CSA) who is the National Ski Association representing Alpine, SnowBoard, Freestyle, Speed Skiing, Telemark and Nordic Snowsports Internationally and within the FIS.
He negotiated the Contracts with VANOC and Whistler Blackcomb that created the Dave Murray Training Centre.
He provides Risk Management as well as Insurance Services to the 10 PTSO and their 750 Ski Clubs across Canada
John is the Chairman of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club, the manager of the Dave Murray National Training Centre, and has served as a board member of the Club since 2015. John his wife Sarah have lived in Whistler since 2007 and are committed members of the local community, serving in a wide variety of philanthropic roles. The Legg family is also committed to alpine ski racing ski, with their son Rowland a WMSC alumni and Thomas currently competing at the U14 level. John holds a BA from UBC and a JD from the Schulich School of Law, and is a member of the law Society of British Columbia. John currently serves as a director on the boards of several public and private entities, and provides legal and business consulting services to development stage companies.