Geopacific says Murray's appointment comes as the company is poised to take Woodlark through funding, construction and into production.
"His appointment will bring a wealth of financial, corporate, project development and operational experience to the board," Geopacific said.
Murray most recently held the role of managing director of Gold Road Resources where he was instrumental in taking that company's Guyere project from an exploration play through to a fully funded 8.2mtpa gold operation that is set to produce 300koz per annum in joint venture with Gold Fields.
At the same time, Geopacific announced that an extension to the construction timeline o0f Woodlark's mining licence has been approved.
The amendment granted by the Mines Minister extends the timeframe, for completion of construction and commissioning of the processing facility to July 5, 2022.
"The extension is the final outstanding approval from Mineral Resources Authority to begin construction of Woodlark," Geopacific said.