Murton first became involved with Special Olympics in 1999 in Ireland where he coached Special Olympics Ireland skiers. On returning to GB, with Special Olympics in his blood, Murton became involved in establishing the Special Olympics GB Development Committee before joining the Board.
As Chair Murton says "Special Olympics is an amazing organisation that does so much incredible work for people with Intellectual Disabilities. My personal goal is to ensure the foundations (financial, awareness and operations) are in place that enable Special Olympics GB to reach its real potential thereby provide opportunity to all people in GB with an ID”.
Murton has 20 years experience advising organisations at a senior level on strategy development, business and operations planning, and implementation. His early career was in research and development at BT, which provided a foundation in service and organisational development and delivery. He is currently Director of a number of companies including CubeUltra a consultancy providing strategy planning and execution services to the corporate sector, government and major global sporting events.
Murton has led the set-up of numerous commercial companies in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. In the field of major sporting events he has led significant programmes of work including London 2012, Vancouver 2010, Torino 2006, and the Dublin 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
Murton lives in Suffolk with his wife, young daughter and energetic spaniel.