Richard Murray joined The King's Fund as Director of Policy in January 2014.
He initially trained as an economist and spent five years in academia before joining the Department of Health as an economic adviser. Following this he spent a period of four years as a health care specialist at McKinsey & Co.
Richard returned to the Department of Health in 2003 where he undertook a number of roles including Senior Economic Adviser, Director of Strategy, Director of Financial Planning and Chief Analyst, and finally Director of Finance, Quality, Strategy and Analysis. In 2013 he moved to NHS England as Chief Analyst before leaving to join The King's Fund.