Designworks Visionary Leader: Lloyd Morrison

Lloyd Morrison has been visionary across many fields of interest for many years. He is passionate New Zealander and champion of the interests of the country. He saved the New Zealand Stock Exchange from being sold to overseas interests and energised others to help transform the exchange for the better.
As consequence, the NZX is now more successful enterprise and its existence retains very important equities market in New Zealand. vibrant economy needs vibrant capital market.
Never afraid to lead charge for change, Morrison is articulate, outspoken and always willing to be held to account.
His campaign to create new flag for New Zealand seemed almost prophetic this year – witness the way Kiwis adopted flag symbolism to support their effort to bring home the Rugby World Cup.
Lloyd Morrison was born in Palmerston North, and educated at Wanganui Collegiate and the University of Canterbury.
He began his career in stockbroking, then moved on to investment banking and fund management through his company Morrison & Co which now manages Infratil, which he established in 1994.
Morrison is business visionary who appreciates both the need and the opportunity for New Zealanders to invest in the nation’s infrastructure assets and businesses.
Infratil, his vehicle to accomplishing this, now invests in infrastructure both at home and abroad.
He is not so much trader, as an investor who takes long-term investment positions in essential enterprises, understanding that the long view provides the greatest prospects for the future of the nation.
Morrison is patron of the arts, involved with and supporting his community through sport and other activities and he walks the talk. He has been consistently committed to promoting dialogue around building better New Zealand.
His strong sense of positive nationalism is compelling and relevant to our times.
His support for the building of strong superannuation fund for New Zealand is just another expression of his concern for our future. He wants New Zealand to be nation of owners, not just workers. M

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