About Berkeley

We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again.


I graduated from Liverpool University with a degree in Geography in 1999, and seeking variety while I decided what I wanted to do long term with my career, I began my management consultancy career at ...

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The people

It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies. Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.

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Whatever your long term career goals, we’re here to support you. Through an open dialogue, we help our people to build the capabilities, experiences and networks they need to boost their careers.

Meet the team

Murray SmithMurray Smith


 I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2006 with a degree in Politics. Following a brief stint as a political researcher for the Scottish Government, I decided that a career in government management consulting would be a better fit for my career ambitions.

I joined Accenture UK in 2007 in the public sector practice which allowed me to satisfy my interest and background in public policy while also working in a dynamic and challenging environment. During my time in the UK I predominantly worked on large-scale welfare transformation projects for the UK Government specializing in solution design, post-implementation support, and solution architecture.
Following 6 years working in the London office, I transferred to Accenture US in 2013 and have lived in NYC ever since. In my time in Accenture US I worked across a range of public sector and non-profit clients, typically leading large system implementations and IT strategy projects. I joined Berkeley in May 2020 because I wanted to broaden my client experience and was attracted by the culture, people, and approach Berkeley takes towards consulting and client relationships.   
Outside of work, I spend most of my time with my wife exploring NYC and trying new restaurants with friends. I enjoy exercise and attend a variety of fitness classes. I’m also a keen traveler and try to fit in visiting new cities and ski trips as often as I can.