Michael has had a long career in public relations. This has included developing his own public relations businesses in the UK, and working for major publicly-owned groups including positions with Weber Shandwick – based in Hong Kong and then London – and latterly at Grayling where he was global CEO.
In 2013 Michael established his own advisory firm, Michael Murphy & Ltd, which provides non-executive and advisory services around the world to a range of marketing and communications consultancies and agencies as well as firms in other sectors. He mentors and advises a number of senior business leaders.
For the past six years he has been a Governor of London Metropolitan University, including a number of years as Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee.