Who We Are Our Team Our Board Jim Murphy The Right Honourable Jim Murphy is Managing Director of Arden Strategies. He is a former Cabinet Minister in the UK Government and has held multiple Ministerial portfolios whilst a Member of Parliament from 1997-2015. He served in both Tony Blair's and Gordon Brown's governments in senior positions. His roles included Minister for Europe and UK Public Diplomacy globally, Minister for Technology, Minister for Employment and Welfare and Secretary of State for Scotland. He has chaired a myriad of public and government bodies. He serves as a Trustee of the Foundation for Jewish Heritage and is on the Advisory Board of the Community Security Trust. Jim is a marathon runner, keen footballer and mediocre golfer. He is also the author of the well-received 2014 book 'The ten football matches that changed the World and the one that didn't'.