Murphy has created the new position of chief operating officer as it continues to strengthen its senior management team.
John B Murphy takes on the role of COO with immediate effect. He will also continue his current role as managing director for the north.
Steve Hollingshead, chief executive officer of Murphy, said: “As we work to deliver our ten-year plan, it’s vital we have the most efficient leadership and governance structure in place. In this newly-created role, John will assume additional responsibilities across the group, working with me in managing and developing our operational structure, international operations and investment strategy.”