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Phil Murray

Phil Murray
Phil was founder and CEO of Petrotechnics a company that started as a technology start-up in 1990.

Phil has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and spent his early career working internationally with bp in a variety of roles from field economics to petroleum engineering. During this period, Phil gained a variety of experiences, not least being unable to walk unaided for five years following a road traffic accident.

Back on his feet, he used his passion for keeping people safe and his belief in the potential of emerging computing technology to establish Petrotechnics over 25 years ago.   During this time Petrotechnics has developed a number of innovative software products and grown successfully, having won awards for most areas of the business, including Scottish Software Product of the Year and Growth Strategy of the Year at the European Business Awards. Petrotechnics was acquired by Sphera the largest global risk management software company in 2018. 

Phil has also run a university spin-out in the USA and has a real enthusiasm for developing productive links between business and education from partnering Kirkhill, a local Primary school, to research collaboration with universities.

Phil  invests in and advises a number of start-up and emerging technology companies.

Phil is married to Debbie, has three children and still plays geriatric rugby despite the aging implants. 

Register of Interests

All positions, appointments, employment etc (whether remunerated or not) held with any other organisation:

  • Resigned as Chair of CKDCC (Catterline, Kinneff & Dunnottar Community Council) – now member of the council

Details of any self employed business, consultancy or other activities you are engaged in, whether remunerated or not, or for other reward or gains:

  • Mentor and shareholder - Trojan Energy Limited

Details of any contractual or financial/non-financial relationship (including Directorship, Partnership, Consultancy, Board Membership, other Appointments or position of authority or influence, whether paid or unpaid), with any other company, public authority or service or any other organisation, or any other position you have that would or could enable you to influence the award of a contract or allow financial benefit:

  • None

Details of any ownership of land or property or other holdings within Aberdeen (other than main family home) that may be directly or indirectly affected by any known or prospective estate development plan in the vicinity of the city centre campus or the Garthdee campus:

  • None

Details of any other interests or matters of equivalence to any of the above:

  • None

Details where the interests of any close relative may require to be declared:

  • None

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