Morris was Group Treasurer of The Thomas Cook Group from 1994 to 1997, where he managed a team of 55 treasury and trading professionals. Thomas Cook's treasury turnover was $20 billion and treasury profit $24 million annually. Morris managed foreign exchange and fixed interest trading teams in London, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and held overall Group responsibility for counter-party risk, interest rate management, foreign exchange risk, and cash and liquidity management. He was also responsible for the training and development of all Treasury staff, as well as for developing and maintaining extensive bank relationships world-wide.
Previously, Morris was Group Treasurer of Forte PLC for 8 years, where he was responsible for financial risk, cash and liquidity management, and banking relationships throughout the Group's activities in the UK, Europe, North America and the Caribbean. Morris's earlier experiences were as Overseas Treasurer of Metal Box PLC, Treasurer of Mobil Oil Co. Ltd., and as a corporate banker with Chemical Bank in New York and Frankfurt.
Morris has a B.A. in International Affairs from Yale University and an M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities) in International Economics. He is a guest lecturer at The City University Business School and Cambridge University. He has served as Chairman of The Society of International Treasurers, and frequently chaired and spoken at conferences of The UK Association of Corporate Treasurers, on the topics of bank relationship management and cash management.