Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets

Mr Leslie Morgan OBE DL

Appointed Rep DL: 2016


Leslie is a pharmacist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He bought and transformed a retail pharmacy into Durbin PLC, one of the world’s leading specialist Pharmaceutical and medical distributors supplying 23,000 different products to 180 countries.  Leslie sold Durbin to Uniphar PLC in 2019.  He has pioneered the free donation of in date pharmaceuticals exceeding £23m to charities in developing countries. He is a visiting fellow at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), specialising in lecturing on philanthropic issues and is Chairman of The Morgan Charitable Foundation. He is a Liveryman with The World Traders as well as the Blacksmiths and also The Company of Entrepreneurs.

Leslie was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to the Pharmaceutical Industry and Charity

Tower Hamlets.

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8th February 2023

Their Majesties The King and Queen visited Bangladeshi areas in the Tower Hamlets and as our Speaker said,
“We believe Tower Hamlets offers the best of London in one borough with our mix of culture, communities, entrepreneurship and history. Our Bangladeshi community is a example of all of those elements with Brick Lane at the heart.”

Sunday 5th March 2023

Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Leslie Morgan, received HRH The Duke of Gloucester at a memorial service to mark the 80th anniversary of the Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust at St John on Bethnal Green Church, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2.

The Stairway To Heaven Memorial Trust was set up to foster good citizenship by commemorating those civilian lives lost at the Bethnal Green tube station disaster in 1943 and the role played by the emergency services.  More information on the Trust can be found here

Photo: Stairway to Heaven Memorial Trust


Tuesday 17th August 2021

Mr Leslie Morgan OBE DL, presents an award to Maggie Philips from The St John’s Tenants and Residents Association, at the Recognition Ceremony for Covid Community Champions, at Canary Wharf.

Wednesday 30th November 2017

Her Royal Highness , Patron, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Patron, the National Autistic Society, this evening attended a Dinner at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London E1, and was received by Mr Leslie Morgan (Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London.)

Leslie Morgan DL

The Diana Award 2018

Leslie Morgan presented the Diana Award on Monday July 23rd at Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf.

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets, Leslie Morgan OBE DL presenting The Queens Award for Enterprise to Allen & Overy.


jpmorganWednesday 2nd August 2017

Mr Leslie Morgan OBE DL, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Tower Hamlets, this evening presented The Queen’s Award for Enterprise to JP Morgan at Canary Wharf.