Robert Priestley is the Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan across the ASEAN region and Australia and New Zealand.

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, 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 a Council Member of the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) since 2006.

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. 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 ABCN includes mentoring the Principal of the Granville South Creative and Performing Arts 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 ABCN runs.

In addition to ABCN, Rob is a member of the Business Council of Australia, a Director of the Australian Financial Markets Association (Deputy Chairman 2005‐2007 and Chairman 2007‐2009), and a member of the Art Gallery NSW President’s Council.

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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