Murray is a long standing resident of Northland where he runs a significant dairy and beef farming operation. He has a Diploma in Agriculture from Massey University and is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors. He is a Director of Northport Ltd, North Tugz Ltd, President of the Whangarei Agricultural and Pastoral Society and is an Officer of the Fire Service. Murray is a former Director of Livestock Improvement Corporation, and Cooperative Business NZ Inc.
Murray joined the Board in October 2015 and is considered to be an Independent Director.