From stock trader to politician, Philip Murphy has seen it all. Philip began his professional life as a futures and options trader on the floor of the Toronto Stock Exchange. He then headed to Ottawa to complete his formal education and worked full-time for a contract management company, Versa services (Aramark). Philip began his career on Parliament Hill in 1994 working for Elwin Hermanson, House Leader for the Reform Party. During his tenure as Legislative Assistant for the House Leader, Philip developed an intimate knowledge of the machinery of Parliament and Government.
In 2002, the new Leader of the Opposition, Stephen Harper, hired Philip as his Deputy Chief of Staff. Philip was promptly promoted to Chief of Staff where he excelled for the following two years. As Chief of Staff, Philip assisted Mr. Harper in the merger of the PC and CA parties, Mr. Harpers’ successful Leadership campaign, preparations for the 2004 election campaign, and the March 2005 Conservative Party founding convention.
In 2005, Philip joined MDA Corporation as Vice-President of Government Affairs. He was instrumental in guiding MDA in successfully advancing programs such as UAVs, the Sapphire and RCM satellite programs, and space robotics.