Rhona Murphy became an ICIJ board member in 2017, and currently serves as the chair of the board. She previously held the position of treasurer.

Murphy is an independent global media consultant and C Suite advisor, based in Dublin. She has been a non-executive director of The Irish Times DAC since 2016, and a Chartered Director (C.Dir., Institute of Directors, London) since 2019.

Murphy relocated back to her hometown in 2015 from New York, where she had been the CEO of The Daily Beast and the Interim CEO at Newsweek. Prior to that she had been the Global Publisher of Newsweek and before that she worked for Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in New York and Singapore.

She started her media career in London at The Times and Sunday Times after graduating from Trinity College Dublin.