Kieran began his career in 1980 at HM Treasury. From 1988, he spent 15 years as a senior corporate finance adviser at Kleinwort Benson, advising on a number of landmark European transactions. He was global head of the industrial sector investment banking team and a member of the investment banking division management committee.
Kieran joined the corporate finance advisory business, Gleacher Shacklock, as a partner in 2004 and retired from the firm in December 2015.
In addition to his executive career, Kieran Murphy has held a number of senior non-executive appointments. He has been a Non-Executive Director of the listed manufacturer Kingspan Group plc and a member of the Council of City University, London.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Aliaxis SA, the world's leading producer of plastic building materials, where he chairs the audit committee, and of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts, where he chairs the Investment Committee. He will join the Board of the University of London later this year.