Murphy also represented Australia twice at the Commonwealth Games (in 1990 and 1994), winning two gold medals and one silver medal at the 1994 Games in Victoria (Canada). After retiring from competitive diving, Murphy served as both a Board Member and National Team Selector for Diving Australia. In recognition of his contribution to the sporting community, he was awarded the Australian Sports Medal (an Australian federal government honour) in 2000.
Murphy completed his undergraduate studies at Bond University, where he gained a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB (Hons)). He was winner of both the Sir Robert Gordon Menzies Scholarship to Harvard, and the Macquarie Bank Graduate Management Scholarship. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School. In recent years, Murphy has turned his attention to developing a new career in business. He has worked as a management consultant with the Australian practice of Bain & Company since 2001.
Mike joined Wolseley Private Equity in 2008. Prior to this, he spent six years with Bain & Company where he provided strategic and operational advice to clients in a range of industries including retail, consumer products, banking, energy, and telecommunications. He has also spent time working in a Bain Capital portfolio company based in Boston.