Brian Murphy

Global Head of Learning Transformation, AstraZeneca Plc
Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy

Global Head of Learning Transformation, AstraZeneca Plc

Biography

Brian is the Global Head of Learning Transformation at AstraZeneca, having taken up this role in May 2019. He is based in Cambridge where he is tasked with leading a multi-year change programme to develop learning agility, a culture of life-long learning and future skills and capabilities. This work is critical to the company’s mission of pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

Previously Brian was the Head of Learning and Development for Citi in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He led a team of learning and engagement professionals who supported learning experiences driving individual, leadership and organisational performance.

Brian also led global efforts to develop a culture of workplace learning across Citi’s 200,000 employees in over 100 countries.

In 1999 Brian started his career with Citi in Ireland before moving to the UK to hold a series of regional HR Director roles where he led the HR function for various banking divisions within Citigroup.  

Brian believes passionately that the L&D profession is at a historical crossroads. It can choose a traditional approach which is increasingly irrelevant to the ‘real work’, or it can become a key enabler for business performance, innovation and culture change.

Brian holds a Bachelors degree in Business and a Masters degree in International Relations, both from Dublin City University, and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development, a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, and a Fellow of the RSA.

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