Introducing Rachel Murphy

Meet the team

by Difrent
04 October 2019

2 mins read

Rachel Murphy, CEO
Business Change | Digital Delivery | Strategy | CEO

Rachel Murphy, Difrent CEO

What’s your background?

Project – Programme – Business Change – Head of IT – IT Director – CIO and then into Digital Delivery roles. I desperately wanted the Director title, then I wanted to be a CIO on a Board; having done them both, I realised what I actually loved was delivery, at all costs! Boatloads of experience across Big 4 (worked for them all), public and private.

Describe your role at Difrent.

It’s my 1st perm role, that’s huge for me with my issues on commitment! It’s a lifetime dream (although, there are days where that doesn’t quite feel real). I developed the strategy for Difrent & will be responsible for implementing it; sales & marketing sit within my areas of responsibilities as does overseeing delivery & growth areas. For me; it will always be about our people, I just love them!

Who are you outside of Difrent?

Outside of work; I’m a step-parent to 3 kids, 2 girls who have their own kids & my girlfriend Yvonne’s lad. Who said family life was straight forward eh! Time is the most important for me; spending time with family, friends, travelling & reading I love & I still have a lot of young energy so things like paddle boarding, kick boxing, abseiling, zip wires are all regular weekend activities!

Who would you invite to dinner, dead or alive?

I would want to have dinner with Michelle Obama, Arlan Hamilton and Gene Hunt (Life on Mars).

I think Michelle Obama is an incredible role model who really made the best out of her position to develop herself and to give back! An awesome speaker and someone with a wicked sense of humour!

I was lucky enough to meet Arlan backstage when I was presenting at Silicon Slopes in Utah and I just love how down to earth she is! What you see you get! She just wont tow the line!

Finally I often wonder what it would be like to have been an adult in the seventies! Gene Hunt broke all the rules, was close to the wire on how he rolled and I just adore how inappropriate he is!


Learn more about Rachel in her Introducing video here

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