Murray brings with him significant business experience, having run two successful restaurants on the Island. Most recently, having been elected as Deputy for St Brelade in 2014, he held the post of Assistant Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture at the States of Jersey with full responsibility for Culture and Heritage. He was also responsible for Trading Standards and Consumer Affairs and the Channel Island Lottery, as well as sitting on the panel for the Housing and Work Advisory Group and the States of Jersey Privileges and Procedures Committee.
Murray is looking forward to running the island’s largest, independent business membership organisation and is passionate about promoting and enabling commerce in Jersey. In Murray's words 'Chamber exists to support, inform and enable its Members to contribute to a buoyant economy, which benefits the whole island. I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of Chief Executive of Chamber. As a businessman myself, I understand the challenges faced by our Members and having worked within the States Chamber, I offer a unique insight on how to get results for commerce through effective engagement with our Government and look forward to representing Chamber members.’
Murray is originally from Shropshire where he served an engineering apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce Motors and has lived in Jersey for 39 years. He is well known locally as a former broadcaster, having presented daily radio shows for 30 years, mostly with the BBC in Jersey and Guernsey, but also with commercial radio station Channel 103fm and presenting TV programmes in the UK, Spain, Sweden, Germany and the USA.