Ambassador Professor Gilbert Morris is National Public Reader of The Bahamas, Ambassador-at-Large and Scholar-in-Residence at the Bahamas Foreign Service Institute (BFSI) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahamas. He was Professor at George Mason University, where he taught in four faculties of the university. Morris is also one of the world’s leading thinkers on Financial Centres and gained global prominence as Advisor to Pierre Darier in his capacity as Chairman of the Swiss Private Bankers Association (SPBA). In 2003, Morris was contracted by CITIC/StarCapital to complete the largest ever study on “Multimodal Distributional Centres in the Caribbean Basin for the facilitation of China-Caribbean Trade” for Madam Wu, then the Vice Premier of China. Morris also served as Chairman of the Turks and Caicos National Investment Agency (then TC Invest, now INVEST TC). Morris also served as Senior Economic advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Turks and Caicos Islands (2006-2009), advising National Economist and PS of Finance, Delton Jones. In 2009, he was appointed Special Envoy from the Office of the Premier to the All Party Committee of the House of Lords, UK. Morris served for many years as a lecturer in Financial Services for STEP and the UK Law Society and was twice selected as Hamilton Distinguished Lecturer in Bermuda. Returning to the Private Sector in 2012-2019, Morris was selected as Chairman of the TCI Resorts Economic Council (TCREC), representing the 14 largest developers in TCI. Morris’ forth coming book (February 2023) is titled: “The Criminalisation of Financial Centres”.