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Michael Murphy


Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Chair Rainbow Railroad USA
He/Him

Joined 2013

Michael is a leader skilled at business creation and transformation projects for start-ups and multinationals around the world. A co-founder of the Group of Five in Toronto, Michael has privately sponsored several LGBTQI+ refugees to relocate to Canada since 2010. A Rainbow Railroad volunteer and donor since 2012, he helped create the brand and has led the development of Rainbow Railroad USA since 2016.

In 2019, Michael launched a new luxury design brand, MAN OF PARTS, and remains its managing director. Michael is a graduate of the HBA program from the Ivey School of Business at Western University and the University of St. Gallen’s business school in Switzerland. In 2020, he was invited to join Ivey’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Council to advise Canada’s leading business school on how it can make meaningful organizational change to create a more inclusive future.