Kathryn Murdoch is an advocate for aligning economic and environmental health. She champions organizations that are solutions- based, economically and scientifically literate, bi-partisan and focused on people. She is currently engaged in fundraising, policy development and project oversight for a range of local and international environmental initiatives. Through the Quadrivium Foundation, which she founded with her husband James Murdoch, she aims to apply these successful approaches to a wider range of societal challenges.
As an active Trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) since 2009, Ms. Murdoch co-chairs both the Communications and Oceans committees. In that capacity, she has been an exponent of ocean policy reform, writing and speaking about solutions to the degradation of global fisheries and their impact on health and quality of life. She also supported the successful inclusion of key language in the EU Common Fisheries Policy through EDF. She recently joined the advisory board of the Meta-Research Innovation Center (METRICS) at Stanford and the Board of Trustees at Rockefeller University.
After being elected a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at University of Oxford in 2011, Ms. Murdoch was the Director of ReSource 2012, a conference that brought together investors with more than $5 trillion under management with thinkers from business, finance, economics, military and government sectors to discuss the challenge of delivering economic growth and greater global prosperity in a world of increasing resource scarcity. With the theme of “Food, Energy, Water (for all),” ReSource 2012 sought to develop and identify original, workable ideas and untapped investment opportunities to promote the judicious use of natural resources. From 2009 to 2012 Ms. Murdoch was Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Between 2007-2011, Ms. Murdoch served as Director of Strategy & Communications for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) where she also managed CCI 's partnership with Microsoft in the development of a global greenhouse gas emissions tracking software. Before beginning to work with the Clinton Foundation, Ms. Murdoch held a variety of senior management positions in marketing, communications and business development, primarily in the fashion and online media arenas.
Mrs. and Mr. Murdoch live with their three children in New York City.