Leon CarringtonFounder & Managing Director
Leon started his career with Irving Trust in 1978 as a trainee mainframe IBM computer operator, later moving into main stream IT operations where he trained in voice and data communications/networks.
In 1982 Leon joined Hoare Govett, the UK’s biggest stock broking firm, to manage a small networks team and it was here that he began to broaden both his IT knowledge base and management skills. This led him to move up through the ranks into more senior roles and different positions within the IT management team. His career there included stints working in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris, working on large trading floor and building relocation projects whilst continuing to manage trading floor support teams in London. During his 8 years at the firm Leon played a key role in numerous mergers and acquisitions during the “Big Bang” era and the eventual merger with Security Pacific bank which lead to SPHG being acquired by Bank of America.
Having gained vast experience on large scale trading floor projects, Leon spent the next 6 years working as a independent project manager/consultant working on various projects for Chemical bank, SG Warburgs, Hill Samuel, Bank of NT Butterfield, Bank of Bermuda, Swiss Bank, Cazenove, Barclays Bank PLC, BZW, and Mercury Asset Management.
Leon then moved to Barclays Capital. As a director and head of technology he travelled extensively, working both regionally and globally. After 11 years Leon took the difficult decision to leave Barclays in May 2007 to fulfill his lifetime ambition to form an IT solutions company that is geared to providing scalable and innovative technology solutions. Having spent 29 years working within the investment banking IT industry Leon used his in-depth knowledge, vast experience, contacts, and a broad insider’s view of the IT industry to form the solid foundations of the firm.
Leon has been living in Hong Kong since 1996 and through his extensive connections in the city he was asked and appointed to the Board of Directors of the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) in 2007. He has been an active fund raiser for the charity since 2000. In his role with the Foundation Leon has spent time in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) and Vietnam visiting and assisting in many of the children’s charity programs sponsored by CNCF and he is committed to returning on a regular basis.