He received an OBE in the New Year Honours list in recognition of his services to the business tourism industry.
Commenting on his receiving his OBE, Kevin Murphy said: “It’s a huge honour to be awarded an OBE for services to business tourism.
"This industry is very dear to me and I’m delighted to have played my part in cementing London’s reputation as the home of world leading events. Personal highlights have included supporting London’s bid to host the most successful Olympics in history, opening the capital’s International Convention Centre and Phase 2 development at ExCeL and delivering on our ambition to place London in the top 10 of the ICCA rankings and ExCeL London as a truly global venue. I’d like to personally thank everyone who has made this accolade possible, particularly the fantastic teams at ExCeL and London and Partners.”