Maggie Murphy is from the United Kingdom. She is former Director for Public Policy and Sport Integrity at the Sport Integrity Global Alliance.
Previously, she was Senior Global Advocacy Manager at Transparency International where she led the movement’s advocacy efforts at international forums including the G20, Anti-Corruption Summit, OECD and others, with a focus on closing loopholes in the international financial system to stem the flow of criminal and corrupt money. She also chaired OpenOwnership, a solutions-oriented civic tech organisation working on company ownership transparency. Prior to joining Transparency International, she worked in human rights advocacy roles including at Minority Rights Group International and Amnesty International, on issues ranging from ending torture to increasing political participation of marginalised groups.
She feels strongly that corruption manifests itself in sport and strips away vital resources from every day people at the grassroots – meaning that millions miss out on its positive benefits. In 2017 she helped to organize and lead a team of 30 women from more than 20 countries to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania where they played a full 90-minute, FIFA regulation match setting a brand new Guinness World Record. Maggie continues to be part of the Equal Playing Field leadership team, and they aim to set their third Guinness World Record in three years in Lyon in July, 2019.
Maggie has lived and worked in the UK, Germany, the French West Indies, Netherlands, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania. She holds a BA from Oxford University and an MSc from the London School of Economics.