Murray has been chairman at LIC since 2011 after joining the board as a shareholder elected director in 2009. LIC is a cooperative listed on the NZ stock exchange and is integral to the NZ dairy industry supplying genetics and analytical services derived from its heavy investment in data and research & development.
Murray has been actively involved in corporate governance for over 15 years and holds several directorships in private agribusinesses, technology, water management projects and fast moving consumer goods, many as chair. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors and graduate of IMD High Performance Boards Program
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship in 2002. He is a graduate of the Rabobank primary producer executive development program and participated in the 2016 Te Hono Stanford University boot camp. Murray has a background in farm management consultancy and management accounting.
Murray and his family live on their Appleby farm near Nelson and have other farming, food and business interests in the South Island and overseas.