Maggie Murphy is CEO of Lewes FC, a community-owned non-profit football club and the world’s first to distribute revenue equally between its male and female teams. Murphy has a background in anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and human rights. She held a senior advocacy role in anti-corruption organization Transparency International, for six years. She also held human rights roles in Amnesty International and Minority Rights Group International and became a BBC Expert Woman in 2017.
In 2017 she co-organised Equal Playing Field’s climb to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, with a team of 30 women from more than 20 countries where they played a 90-minute, FIFA regulation match, successfully setting a brand-new Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football match ever played.
Murphy continues to be part of the Equal Playing Field leadership team, and has helped set a further 3 Guinness World Records. Maggie has lived, worked (and played football) in the UK, Germany, the French West Indies, the Netherlands, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania. She holds a BA from Oxford University where she captained the university team, and an MSc from the London School of Economics.