Trade & Investment Commissioner for Taiwan
Prior to taking up this position in Taiwan, Murray had a long career both as an Australian diplomat, and with the Queensland government, engaged in the promotion of international trade and investment. Murray learned Chinese in Taiwan 1986 – 1987 and also in Beijing in 1988 – 1989. He joined the Australian Trade Commission in 1993 and served as senior diplomat in the commercial section of the Australian Consulate General in Guangzhou 1994 – 1997 and the Australian Embassy in 1997 – 2000.
Murray joined the Queensland government Trade & Investment promotion agency in 2002 and served in a number of senior positions including head of the North Asia Branch of Trade & Investment Queensland, responsible for development of trade and investment relationships with China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He was posted to Guangzhou in 2007 to establish and run the Queensland Trade and Investment office in South China.
After returning to Brisbane in 2010, Murray served as head of the Emerging Industries Unit, Foreign Direct Investment Coordination and as Director of the International Education and Training Unit, promoting Queensland’s $2.4 billion international education industry.
He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Queensland in Information Technology, and has an Honours degree in Social Science.