Murton first became involved with Special Olympics in 1999 coaching Special Olympics Ireland skiers (accompanying them to the Special Olympics 2001 World Winter Games in Alaska) and as part of the organising committee of the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin. Passionate about Special Olympics, on returning to the UK Murton became involved with Special Olympics Great Britain before joining the Board and then becoming Chair of the Board.
Murton has 25 years experience advising organisations in the corporate, government and major global sporting events sectors on strategy development, business and operations planning, and execution.
In the corporate sector Murton has led the set-up of numerous companies in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Whilst in the field of major sporting events he has led significant programmes of work in London 2012, Vancouver 2010, Torino 2006 and the Dublin 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
“Special Olympics is an amazing organisation that does so much to transform the lives of people with Intellectual Disabilities through sport but it is through collaboration that more can be achieved”.