• Nick Leeson was forced into the spotlight over 20 years ago when he caused the collapse of Barings Bank.
• During Nick’s early years at Barings he was making the company huge profits and earning bonuses of up to £150,000. In 1993 he made £10M for the company.
• Nick spent nine months battling the authorities and was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for forgery and fraud.
“The media storm the ensued my going on the run from Singapore is something I suppose I’m still coming to terms with today.”
“I like a challenge, I think it will be a challenge, the one thing I am already telling myself is that it is only for a few weeks rather than the four and a half years I spent prison.”
“I live and let live, I don’t think there’s necessarily a stereotype that’s going to rub me up the wrong way. I think everyone has a right to live their life the way that they do.”