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Tara Murphy

Programme Director
The Conference Board

Tara Murphy

Tara Murphy is the council director for the HR Operations council in Europe, she also runs the SWP Council, and previously ran The Conference Board’s Global HR councils from the New York office.  She has over 20 years business experience, of which 19 with Unilever where she held both regional and global leadership roles in Talent Management and as a HR Business Partner; this experience is consolidated with 10 years line experience in Finance, Supply Chain, and IT, where she had corporate, regional and national responsibilities.  Taking on new challenges and roles, strategy development, change management, building and leading virtual and ‘present’ teams, process redesign and implementation have been features of several of her key previous roles.

When not formally working, Tara cares for her family currently in The Netherlands, explores sustainability, and loves reading.

Her qualifications include Masters in Engineering (TCD, Dublin), Management Accounting (CIMA), with further courses taken in Change Management, Michigan; Open University - Energy for a Sustainable Future, and Environmental Decision Making: A systems approach; Unilever Development Programs – Leadership, and Functional development in Finance, HR and Supply Chain.