Rhona Murphy is an independent global media consultant, based in Dublin. She relocated back to her hometown in 2015 from New York, where she had been the CEO of The Daily Beast and the Interim CEO at Newsweek. Prior to that she had been the Global Publisher of Newsweek and before that she worked for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in New York and Singapore.
She currently serves as Chairperson of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) whose board she joined in 2017. She has also been a non-executive director of The Irish Times DAC since 2016. In 2019 she became a Chartered Director (C.Dir., Institute of Directors, London).
She started her media career in London at The Times and Sunday Times after graduating from Trinity College Dublin.