Mr. Peter J. Murphy, BA, MBA, DFNWC
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Mr. Peter J. Murphy, BA, MBA, DFNWC
Mr. Peter J. Murphy is a Governor and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He presently serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors, and previously served as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Governors from September 2013 to April 2016. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Rotman Business School at the University of Toronto. Mr. Murphy has been a lecturer at Ogelthorpe University and the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. He is a member of the Alumni Board of the Rotman Business School at the University of Toronto.
Mr. Murphy has an outstanding record of ethical leadership as a seasoned businessman and is a partner at Northrop Development Incorporated, a respected real estate development firm located in Mississauga, Ontario. He previously served as the Sales Manager for Western Canada at Abitibi Price Inc., the largest producer of newsprint and paper products in the world. In this position, he successfully established 35 franchises across Canada, whose mandate was to provide, distribute and service newsprint and paper products to the printing community.
Mr. Murphy was previously commissioned by the Head of the Governing Body of the Trust Industry of Canada to analyze the commonalities and differences between the various trust companies operating in Canada. He was also commissioned by the President of Canada Trust to lead a team to analyze the internal operations of Canada Trust. His recommendations for the development of competitive marketing received management support contributed to Canada Trust being acquired by the Toronto Dominion Bank. He successfully negotiated the sale of the Master Licensing Rights for Country Hearth Inn and Suites in India and has contributed to the final negotiations for the Master Licensing Rights for Country Hearth Inn and Suites in China for mutual property investments for the United States based parent company.
Mr. Murphy has been appointed to numerous private boards of director with other leading executives in both the manufacturing and financial services sectors. He recently served as Trade Ambassador to the State of Georgia for the Province of Ontario, an appointment initiated by the Minister of Economic Trade and Development of Ontario.
As a Governor and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Peter J. Murphy is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.