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Owen Murphy, Africa Desk Leader

Expertise Summary

Owen joined BDO in 2016 and has extensive experience in international and corporate tax and transfer pricing in African jurisdictions which was gained while he was the Vice President of Taxation at Anglogold Ashanti for 15 years. Owen was previously the Group Tax Manager and Group Treasurer at the Altron Group for 9 years and Divisional Tax Adviser at Anglo American for two years.

Owen is currently the Head of BDO’s Africa Desk. BDO Member and Independent firms in Africa.

The main aim of the BDO Africa network is providing company registration, consultation, country specific synope, taxation compliance and payroll services to multinational companies operating in those countries.


Owen has experience in the resources, electronics, telecommunications and financial services sector, as well as functional experience in transfer pricing, international tax and mining tax. He has also had experience with controversy management and negotiating with governments on stability agreements in many African jurisdictions.


  • B. Comm
  • LLB
  • Higher Diploma in Taxation