About Billy Murphy
Billy Murphy co-founded Drury Communications in 1989. He was Managing Director of the firm from 1998 to 2004 and has been Executive Chairman since then. He has been influential in building the business into one of the leading communications consultancies in the Irish market.
Billy specialises in corporate and financial communications and issue management. In a career spanning over 30 years, Billy has advised many of Ireland’s leading companies and organisations. He has also advised various Government departments, State organisations and semi-state companies. His advice is based on a deep understanding of the dynamics of communications in today’s world together with an ability to grasp complex business issues.
He has worked on an extensive range of IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, sales and divestments, restructurings, receiverships and a variety of corporate litigation projects. This range covers public and private sector clients. He has a strong network of working relationships with other Irish and international professional services experts in corporate finance, accounting, legal, banking and HR.
Billy specialises in developing communications strategies, formulating tactics, planning and executing complex and straightforward campaigns and long-term programmes. As Executive Chairman of Drury, Billy’s full-time focus is on advising clients at the highest level.
Billy is Chairman of the Commercial and Marketing Committee for Leinster Rugby and is a member of the Leinster Management Board. He is a fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.