He is a qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).  

He has had extensive experience in teaching Accounting for Edinburgh Business School, the Department of Accountancy and Finance at Heriot-Watt University and University of St Andrews Business School.

In addition, he has been involved extensively in professional education for ICAS, ACCA, The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland as well as the Chartered Management Institute. Further, he has carried out financial training for non-accountants for a number of companies across the oil and gas sector.

Murray has his own accounting business and works as a part-time CFO to a number of technology companies. He was formerly Finance Director of Edinburgh Instruments Limited and Finance Manager of Terahertz Photonics Limited, both spin-out companies from the Department of Physics of Heriot-Watt University. He was also CFO at Pyreos Limited and SESMOS Limited, both companies based at the University of Edinburgh and spin-outs from Siemens Technology Accelerator GmbH (Munich).