After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1989, at age 22, Murray Parks joined London Life as a sales representative in Toronto. In his first year he achieved the Senior Member of Honour club, awarded to top producers in the company. In September 1994, Murray became a staff development associate at London Life head office in London, Ontario. In October 1996, after two successful years, he joined field management in Toronto. He held various positions until becoming regional manager in York North in March 2004. In 2006, he accepted the role of regional director in Toronto.
Murray is married to Kate and enjoys being a father. During his spare time, Murray enjoys golfing and skiing.