The Murgitroyd Foundation was established by members of the Murgitroyd family and is supported by advice from our partners.

Liz Thomson

Chair & Co-Founder

Glaswegian born Liz established the Murgitroyd Foundation in 2019 with her Dad, Ian Murgitroyd, in loving memory of his late wife (her Mum), Pat.

An enthusiastic entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Liz has been involved in many businesses and charities in her career including independent retail, property development, interior design and is trained as a yoga teacher.

She is currently CEO of property investment firm ARTROYD® and director of three other property and land investment companies in the UK. Liz has held official roles with several third sector organisations including Northsound Radio’s Cash For Kids and Aberdeen Arts Centre. Liz also sits as business advisor to the board of non-profit organisation The Haven Food Larder in the sea-side town of Stonehaven where she currently resides with her family and black lab, Frankie.

Ed Murgitroyd

Trustee & Co-Founder

Ed is proud to serve the Murgitroyd Foundation as a founding board member.

The Murgitroyd family has a deep passion for philanthropy and for creating positive change; Ed is no exception. Having worked closely with his father throughout his life, he found Ian’s entrepreneurial talent and philanthropic spirit to be a source of great inspiration. In addition to regularly volunteering his time and donating to worthy causes, Ed has woven humanitarianism into his company Hexos IP which has committed a third of its profits to charitable giving.

Ed currently resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife Beth and their two teenage children.

As a distinguished leader and visionary in the IP community, Ed is passionate about offering his unique insight to the great work that the Murgitroyd Foundation will do.

Beth Murgitroyd


Beth was born and educated in the United States. She worked as a speech and language therapist in the NHS in Western Scotland beginning in 2001, until 2007 when Beth and Ed moved their family to Raleigh, NC.

Beth has extensive nonprofit board and volunteer experience. Previously on the board of the Duke School (Durham, NC), she currently holds a board position on the Carolinas Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. She is also a founding board member of the Helene Foundation, assisting NC mothers going through cancer treatment. She has volunteered with the Triangle Aphasia Project, as well as various local organisations working to alleviate food insecurity.

Beth works as a community outreach specialist for HopeWay, a nonprofit mental health treatment facility. In addition, she is a skilled musician and pianist.

She is honoured to serve as trustee of the Murgitroyd Foundation, and to partner with organisations that are helping to improve and transform local communities.

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