Nick Leeson

Former Rogue Trader Responsible For The Collapse Of Barings Bank In 1995

How to hire Nick Leeson

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When he's at corporate events, Nick is known to cover the following topics:​

  • Compliance, Control and Transparency
  • Risk Management
  • Ethics
  • Organisation & Company Culture
  • Stress, Wellbeing & Mental Health
  • His Career & Life

Nick Leeson was excellent on the day, very frank, open and honest and allowed for a substantial Q&A session which was very well received at the event. We would have no hesitation in recommending Nick to other organisations such as ourselves.” Elaine Maher, Irish Brokers Association.

Nick Leeson gave one of the most interesting and thought-provoking talks of the weekend with his personal account of how he brought the UK's oldest investment bank, Barings Bank to collapse through his fraudulent speculation.” Warwick Economics Summit 2011.

"Nick Leeson was informative, engaging and entertaining! He has an amazing story to tell and does a very good job of telling it. Not only that, Nick goes the extra mile and spent a lot of time with our guests before and after the event, He was great value for money." Neil Grimshaw, British Insurance Brokers Association.

Nick Leeson was an excellent speaker. A story told in such a humble way, honest and to the point. A real insight into how things can go drastically wrong and the resulting consequences.Steve Coates , Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited

Nick Leeson was very good for us. His subject matter was an excellent fit for our subject matter and he was a strong draw for our attendees. His presentation was factual, honest and compelling. I observed that the audience was truly interested in what he had to say. There didn’t seem to be any negative sentiment towards him or his prior actions. In fact, there was an employee of a bank sitting in the front row, closest to him, who was genuinely interested in how his situation went down. Nick also participated in a journalist interview from the Daily Telegraph. He was flexible and agreeable and the reporter seemed happy with the outcome. All in all, it was a successful day for Courion and Nick was instrumental in making that happen.” Doug Mow, Chief Marketing Officer, Courion Corporation.

Mr Leeson shared his personal journey in a humble and direct manner.  His view was supported by the rest of the Board who found his story astonishing and recognised the lessons to be learnt.  The Secretariat department was especially pleased that Mr Leeson did not hurry through the delivery of his presentation and that he was willing to share his experiences in detail with the audience.  A truly thought-provoking experience.Chairman, Exxaro Resources – South Africa.

  • Former Manager of Futures and Options for Barings on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange
  • 1999 – Film Based on his Life Released: Rogue Trader
  • 2007-2011 - CEO of Galway United FC