Katherine Murray

Katherine Murray

Associate Fellow and Entrepreneurship Expert

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Katherine is a Partner and General Counsel at the business intelligence and strategic consulting firm Wallbrook Advisory. Wallbrook works with clients in private equity and other financial services to advise on complex issues involving questions of political risk, market entry and compliance with financial crime laws and regulations.


A seasoned corporate lawyer, Katherine has extensive experience advising on transactional and compliance matters for private equity and financial institutions. In addition to leading Wallbrook’s legal and compliance functions, Katherine also works on client matters which have a legal component and sits on Wallbrook’s investment committee. 

Katherine spent her formative years as an associate with Slaughter and May and practiced with the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton.  As a private practice lawyer, Katherine specialised in corporate law, acting on public takeovers, private M&A and distressed debt investing transactions for private equity and financial services institutions.  

Katherine has also had a varied career outside of legal practice. She earned her MBA from the Saïd Business School, Oxford in 2015 and has worked extensively in technology and venture capital. Along the way, Katherine co-founded an artificial intelligence company, Serein AI, a spin-out from the Intelligent Systems Lab at the University of Oxford.

At Oxford, Katherine is a guest tutor on the MBA Private Equity elective. She is a regular speaker and writer on topics connected with private equity, venture capital and ESG investing.  

In addition to her MBA, Katherine also holds a Graduate Diploma in Law, with distinction, from the University of Law and a first class honours bachelors degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Durham.  



    • Private equity (on the MBA and Executive MBA programmes at Oxford Saïd)
    • Venture capital (with the Entrepreneurship Centre)