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River Lune at Salterworth BridgeRiver Lune at Salterworth Bridge near Tebay; The Howgill Fells are to the right

This page is not intended to be a potted autobiography. It is here because there are so many David Murrays in this world that you might want to check whether you’ve found the right one.  In employment and career terms my life splits roughly into decades:

  • 1960s – Education; then Chemist, R&D, Crown Paints
  • 1970s – Quality Management and Manufacturing Management, Crown Paints
  • 1980s – Management Consultancy, Director & Partner, Hay Management Consultants
  • 1990s – Independent Consultancy, Professional Ethics and Service Quality
  • 2000s – Independent Consultancy plus Anti-Corruption work (mostly pro bono)
  • 2010s – Retired

Some organisations with which I have in the past been associated include:

Institute of Quality Assurance (now the Chartered Quality Institute)

  • Chairman, Professional Policy Board; Council member; now Honorary Fellow

Association for Management Education & Development

  • Council member; Journal Co-editor

Transparency International

  • Deputy Chairman, TI(UK)
  • Spokesman on Extractive Industries for TI globally
  • TI Representative on the civil society movement to establish EITI

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

  • DfID, Senior Advisor to the Chairman during EITI formation

Faith in Business

  • Chairman; Journal founder and editor

UK Evangelical Alliance

  • Member, Theology & Public Policy Advisory Commission

Churches in which I’ve served as an elder over the past forty years

  • Ebenezer Hall, Darwen, Lancashire
  • Newark Evangelical Church, Nottinghamshire
  • Kirkby Stephen Evangelical Church, Cumbria. Web site


  • A lot of writing but most of it confidentially for clients and not openly published
  • “Ethics in Organizations” (Kogan Page, 1997, 239pp)
  • A relatively small number of journal articles (I’ll add some references later)

I’m sometimes asked whether I consider myself a Cumbrian or a Lancastrian. I think my status can be summarised as “a Lancastrian Cumbrian with a Westmorland ancestry and a Scottish surname”. Does that help? Probably not.