Brian Murphy

Senior Director, Employee Skilling, Microsoft
Brian joined Microsoft in March 2022 where he leads global internal efforts to re-imagine career development through the power of skills and a pervasive learning culture. Career and skills development will be critical in helping Microsoft deliver on its mission to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.

Previously, Brian was the Global Head of Learning & Enterprise Capabilities at AstraZeneca from 2019 to 2022 . He led a CEO-sponsored Learning Transformation programme, built a new Enterprise Learning team, and led the implementation of a new approach to Performance Development. This coincided with a key moment in the company’s history as it sought to provide a global vaccine for COVID 19.

Brian Started his career at the global Bank, Citi, where he held a number of regional and global HR Director roles. From 2014 to 2019 he was the Head of Learning and Leadership Development for Citi in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Brian is a Fellow of the LPI and a Fellow of the CIPD.