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Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray


Formerly a journalist, publisher, marketing director, communications and PR director, business CEO and Chairman.

Kevin is author of three business books – “People with Purpose”, ” The Language of Leaders” , and “Communicate to Inspire” . People with Purpose was published in February 2017 and features exclusive interviews with CEO’s, neuroscientists, and psychologists and gives every leader an insight in to how to use purpose to encourage super performance. He is also the author of a crime novel, Blood of the Rose, set in London in the eighties.

He has interviewed more than 100 CEO’s in relation to management instinct, their inspirations and techniques, he speaks at conferences and leadership events around the world, and his work includes exclusive leadership coaching.

Kevin is also a special adviser to the Chime Group, a London-based, international marketing services company. He has been with Chime since 1998. As a consultant, he specialises in strategic and leadership communications and business clients. He was chairman of the Bell Pottinger Group prior to the buyout of Bell Pottinger companies from Chime in 2012, when he then set up and chaired The Good Relations Group for Chime. Previously he was the director of communications for British Airways and, before that, Director of Corporate Affairs for AEA Technology, the business that was floated off from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. Prior to AEA, Kevin was Group Public Relations Manager for Bayer companies in the UK. Bayer is one of the world’s major chemicals-to-pharmaceuticals companies.

As a consultant, Kevin specialises in the field of strategic communications and reputation management, and leadership communications coaching. He has years of experience advising chief executives, as well as directors of communication and marketing. He also has considerable experience in managing complex and global communications projects and departments. For clients, he has managed crisis communications in the heat of national controversies in the chemicals, nuclear, aviation, and banking sectors.

Kevin has advised companies including BSkyB, G4S, Gazprom, Airbus, Lloyds TSB, McLaren F1, British Nucleur Fuels, Emirates Airline, 118118, Marconi, Vauxhall, British Gas, Permira, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Adobe, Fujitsu, SABMiller and Allen & Overy.

He is also a former national newspaper journalist, magazine publisher and marketing director, having started his career as a crime reporter on The Star newspaper in Johannesburg.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.


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