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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