Kate Murphy is the co-founder and CEO of Play Magnus, a company majority owned by the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. This amazing venture is working to take chess to more people around the world with a focus on youth.
Murphy was raised in Coquitlam, British Columbia. She attended Simon Fraser University. After graduation, she co-founded iDance Convention, a national dance convention in Canada, where she acted as director from 2008. She continued her studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where she received an MBA in 2011 and moved to Oslo, Norway.