Immediate Past Chair
President and Chief Executive Officer
HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide
Brian Murray is President and Chief Executive Officer of HarperCollins, a subsidiary of News Corporation. He oversees the HarperCollins global book publishing operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, India and China. He was appointed to this position in June, 2008.
Murray joined HarperCollins in 1997 and held several positions in the General Books Group until 2001, when he was named Chief Executive Officer of HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand. In 2004, he returned to HarperCollins in the United States as Group President and was promoted to President of HarperCollins Worldwide in July 2007.
Prior to joining HarperCollins, Murray was a consultant in the Media Practice at Booz Allen & Hamilton, one of the country’s leading consulting firms.
About HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation. Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world’s foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities.