Robert (Rob) Clive Ormsby Priestley

Robert Priestley has  been the Chief Executive Officer of J.P.  Morgan Australia  and  New Zealand since 2002. After completing school Rob undertook a Bachelor of Commerce at the University  of Melbourne. Prior to joining J.P.  Morgan  in 1994  (then  the Chase Manhattan Bank)  Rob was  a Director  with Macquarie Bank’s Financial Markets Group  in Sydney. Rob  joined  J.P.  Morgan  in Australia  as Head of Global Financial Markets business in Australia. He has  held a number of senior roles  with J.P.  Morgan  around the  world including  Regional Head of Fixed  Income and  Debt  across Asia Pacific,  the  Regional Head of International Fixed  Income across Europe, Africa and the  Middle East, as well as Head of Global  Emerging Markets in that  region. In addition  Rob has  been a Director  and  Council Member of the Australian Business and  Community Network  (ABCN) since 2006. The ABCN was  created in 2004  by a group  of senior business leaders (the  ‘Who’s Who of Business’ in Australia)  whose vision was  to inspire,  challenge and engage businesses to have greater positive  impact  in the  community. The ABCN decided initially to focus  on education and  to provide  mentoring, partnering and support programs to the  students and  schools who would benefit  the  most. Rob’s close involvement with the ABCN includes mentoring the  Principal  of the  South Granville  High School, an  underprivileged school in Sydney’s west. Rob has been a driving force in engaging the staff at J.P.  Morgan  to become involved  in some of the important projects that  the ABCN run. Rob  is a member of the  Business Council  of Australia and  sits  on their Education Skills and  Innovation Task Force. He is also  a Director  of the Australian Financial Markets Association and  served as their Chairman from 2007  to 2009. Although Rob lives in Sydney and has done so for most of his adult life, he remains a passionate Carlton  Football Club supporter.

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