Michael Turner (banker)
Turner was born in Winchester, England, in 1905. He was the son of Skinner Turner, at that time Judge of the British Court for Siam in Bangkok and later Chief Judge of the British Supreme Court for China based in Shanghai.
Upon graduation, Turned joined the London office of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) and was then posted to Shanghai. Turner was later transferred to Singapore where he was interned in Changi Prison for the duration of World War II. It took him six months for him to recover from the conditions in the camp.
After the war, Turner resumed his career with HSBC and, in 1953, succeeded Sir Arthur Morse as Chief Manager of HSBC. Turner was instrumental in the considerable post-war expansion of the bank. In 1962, Turner retired from HSBC in Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, Turner also served as the Commander of the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force.
Following retirement in 1963, Turner served as Chairman of the British Bank of the Middle East.
In 1938, Turner married Wendy Spencer Stranack, daughter of Morriss Stranack, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Shanghai, China. Morriss Tranack lived in Shanghai, China and he was originally from Durban, South Africa.  They had three sons.
On 27 September 1980, Turner died in London, England. 
Awards and recognition
He was awarded a CBE in 1957 and was knighted in 1961.
A Turner Room on Level 41 of the main Hong Kong branch of HSBC commemorates his services to the bank.
- Biographical details from Turner's 1980 Who's Who Entry
- Profile for Sir Michael at Waddington's Auctions.
- North China Herald Nov 30, 1938
- 1981 Who's Who Obituary
Sir Arthur Morse
| Chief Manager of Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Sir John Saunders
| Chairman of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation