Gordon Grant

Business Advisor & WCOOC Ambassador

Gordon is a senior Operations leader with an international career at institutions such as Morgan Stanley, BNP and Bankers Trust. He has held key leadership positions in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney. He has been directly accountable for strategy design and execution, plus BAU management, across a wide range of financial products and market sectors including Institutional, Retail and Custody. Specialising in revenue optimisation, business enablement, client experience and transformation, he has been a long term advocate for diverse talent inclusion and development. Most recently at Morgan Stanley, London, Gordon was a member of the firmwide EMEA Diversity Action Council, the Head of EMEA Operations Diversity, and sponsor of firmwide Disability plus Family Networks. Multiple programs positively impacting diverse talent identification, acquisition, development, promotion, retention and engagement were implemented. Efforts included but were not limited to initiatives informed by the UK Charter for Women in Finance and the UK Race at Work Charter. A vocal partner and ambassador for BAME, the Women Business Alliance and LGBT+, he has had the pleasure of presenting closing remarks at the BBA Talent Accelerator Program. Outside of the office, Gordon engages in a number of organisations fostering talent including the charity Learning to Work and Eton Futures. Gordon’s advocacy of talent and diversity programs has run in parallel to, and complimented, functional responsibilities. Positions held by Gordon include: Global Head of Fees and Commission Services; Head of EMEA Client Operations; Head of Global Transaction Reporting; Co-Head of Global Equity, Equity Derivatives & Syndicate Operations; Head of EMEA Securities Operations; Global Head of Position Services and Tax Operations; Head of Asia Securities Operations, JV’s and Branches; Head of Asia Operations Risk & Control; Head of Asia Firmwide Business Continuity; Head of Australia Operations; Head of New Broker Integration; Head of Australia Custody Operations. Gordon has sat on multiple Senior Executive Steering Committees, been engaged in industry advocacy, regularly contributes to white papers and has presented on a a variety of topics at industry conferences. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, he and his family Armstrong Wolfe’s Women in the COO Community currently reside in London.