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The 2008 Global Financial Services Centres Conference
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th June 2008, Dublin (The Royal Hospital Kilmainham)

Speaker Biography


Leslie Morrison

Chief Executive
Invest Northern Ireland

Leslie Morrison has been Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland since its formation in April 2002 as a single agency.

Prior to this, Mr Morrison had a long career with JP Morgan. In his most recent role as a Managing Director at Head Office in New York, where he had been since 1983, he ran JP Morgan’s business with global mining clients, the Canadian oil and gas industry and certain US industrials.

His responsibilities also included managing relationships and the provision of financial services, generally of a strategic advisory nature, to clients located in North and South America, Europe, Australia, South East Asia and South Africa.

In addition to merger-acquisition-execution and marketing, Mr Morrison has broad experience in equity and debt capital markets, financial derivatives and credit products. He was active in MBA recruiting for JP Morgan at American business schools.

Prior to his New York assignment, he spent four years in Tokyo as head of the bank’s North Asia Financial Advisory Department. This included analysing and risk rating JP Morgan’s Japanese and Korean financial exposures and providing financial advice to local and foreign companies. He had joined Morgan in London where he worked for over two years covering UK and Scandinavian companies.

In his earlier career he was an investment analyst and equity portfolio manager with the Airways Pension Fund.

Mr Morrison was educated at Dalriada School, Ballymoney, and at Queen’s University, Belfast, where he graduated in modern languages in 1971. He is an Affiliate of the Institute of Investment Management and Research.

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