Richard Murphy (51) is a chartered accountant.

A graduate in Economics and Accountancy from Southampton University he was articled to Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co in London. He specialised in tax before setting up his own firm in 1985. In 1989 this became Murphy Deeks Nolan, Chartered and Certified Accountants of which he was senior partner until he and his partners sold the then 800 client firm in 2000.

In parallel with his practice career Richard has been chairman, chief executive or finance director of more than ten SMEs.

Richard has written widely on taxation and accounting, including for the Observer. He has appeared in BBC radio and television documentaries on taxation issues.

Since 2000 Richard has been increasingly involved in taxation policy issues. He is a founder of the Tax Justice Network and director of Tax Research LLP which undertakes work on taxation policy for a wide range of clients including governments, government agencies, commercial organisations, aid agencies and pressure groups in the UK and abroad.

Richard is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Political Economy at the University of Sussex and an External Research Fellow at the Tax Research Institute, University of Nottingham.

He was included in Accountancy Age’s “Financial Power List for 2006” as one of the 50 most influential names to look out for in 2006. He was promoted on publication of the 2007 list and in 2009 was placed at number 25.

More information on Richard’s work can be found on the Tax Research LLP web site.


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