Murray Thornton BCom UWA, (Acctg, Econ
) is a local business owner and farmer, former shire councillor and active local sportsman. He has been a UN Observer for East Timor, is a Life Member of the Denmark Surf Lifesaving Club, and is presently a director of Surf Lifesaving WA. Murray is a Registered Builder who formerly operated a local building firm, the third generation of his family to do so in Denmark.
He became a director of DCW Ltd in November 2011.