Coverdale Barclay

Coverdale Barclay Appoints Michael Murphy as non- executive Chairman


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.

Anna Coverdale, Director of Coverdale Barclay , said, “We are delighted that Michael is joining the Agency, bringing a wealth of global PR experience and leadership to our existing valuable team,[ who we value highly].

Almost three years ago 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 also mentors and advises a number of senior business leaders and is Chairman of Waypoint, which provides financial advisory services to the marketing and communications sector.

Michael Murphy, said, ” I have worked with Coverdale Barclay in recent months and continue to be impressed by their deep sector knowledge, growing team and quality of work for clients. I look forward to supporting their growth further in the future.’

Michael is also a Governor of London Metropolitan University and a member of The Superbrands Council.

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