Chris Murphy


I am the chief executive officer of ThoughtWorks' North American business, where I work closely with our clients to help them obtain a sustained competitive position through the innovative application of technology.  I am responsible for our operational results and have the privilege of working with our passionate technologists to accelerate the strategic and impactful evolution and expansion of our ambitious business and societal mission.  

I am also a member of the global leadership team.

I joined ThoughtWorks in 2004, and have played a variety of roles across multiple offices during that time, including as associate general counsel,  as managing director for our Asia Pacific, Indian and European businesses, as chief strategy officer, and as a member of the office of the CEO responsible for the overall operations of our transnational business.  It's fair to say, across 15 years now, that it's never been boring!

The Interview

With ThoughtWorks, I've visited

More places than I ever would have imagined:  Beijing, Xi'An, Shanghai, Chengdu, Singapore, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Delhi, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Santiago, Kampala, Johannesburg, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Denver, Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Istanbul, Prague, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Barcelona, Madrid, Manchester and London.

The thing I love most about my work is

The people that I get to work and interact with.  Our clients represent many of the world's most interesting and impactful organisations, governments and movements; bound by a common desire to use technology to empower their ambitious missions.  Our people - ThoughtWorkers - comprise some of the most diverse, energetic, eclectic and passionate global technologists, designers, business people, entrepreneurs and humanists that you will ever meet.