Murray is a parent of a daughter with intellectual disability and was appointed to the Board of Activ Foundation in 1986, serving as Treasurer and Senior Vice President. He was appointed President in 1993 and remained until his retirement from the Board in 2001.
Murray was made a Life Member of Activ in 1997 and was appointed an Honorary Life Governor in 1999. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2000 Queen’s Birthday honours and was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for his services to the community.
Murray is a founding member of the Activ Council.