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BPA announces new CEO

Richard Murphy has been named president and chief executive officer of BPA Worldwide, a leading global assurance provider of media, technology, events, and sustainability compliance.

BPA announces new CEO
Richard Murphy: “It is both a great privilege and responsibility to lead BPA Worldwide as we build a strong future.” Photograph: Supplied by BPA Worldwide.

Richard Murphy replaces Glenn Hansen, who has announced his intention to retire in June 2023. In the interim, Hansen has been named executive strategic advisor to focus on BPA iCompli sustainability and event audit practices.

Murphy brings 30 years of experience with BPA to this position. He was formerly executive vice president, where he led global operations and was instrumental in launching BPA's iCompli Technology Assurance division. Murphy joined BPA worldwide in 1992 and has held a succession of management and executive positions in New York, Toronto, Chicago, and Shelton, CT.

David Adelman, chairman of the BPA Worldwide board of directors, and CEO, founder of the agency, OCD Media, LLC., praised Murphy and Hansen. "Richard Murphy's track record of customer focus, product development, and unreproachable auditing integrity made him the unanimous choice to lead BPA. A testament to Glenn Hansen’s strong leadership is his ability to position Richard Murphy as a worthy successor."

“It is both a great privilege and responsibility to lead BPA Worldwide as we build a strong future,” Murphy said. “My focus is on growing our BPA Media membership through new product, solution, and service development; expanding BPA iCompli Technology Assurance to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the digital advertising ecosystem and optimizing the BPA Media Exchange to provide BPA Media members with access to best-in-class programmatic tools to maximize their digital advertising opportunities.

“Mr. Hansen’s leadership, mentorship, and strategic vision have prepared me for this role,” Murphy continued. “Leading BPA’s global audit operations has given me a deep understanding of the media industry. Launching our Technology Assurance practice has given me the technical skills to navigate the most complex ad-tech, mar-tech, and data environments. My market participation has allowed me to develop productive relationships with key associations and to help drive the industry forward. I want to thank Mr. Hansen for unselfishly preparing me for this opportunity.”

In his new role as executive strategic advisor, Hansen will work on special projects as requested by the BPA board of directors. Initially, these include growing BPA's iCompli Sustainability (ESG) Assurance services and BPA's iCompli Event Audit services for in-person, hybrid, and digital events.

Murphy added, “The media environment is in a state of accelerated change. The need for verified, validated, and trusted partners has never been more important. BPA is investing in the people, technology, and solutions to elevate trust in the industry. I am excited for the journey ahead of us.”