Godley was previously head of distribution at Quantum Asset Management, responsible for structured products sales.
Prior to this he spent six years at Gartmore Asset Management in the strategic partners team.
In his new role he will report to executive director, Marc Chamberlain.
Chamberlain says: “I am delighted that Neville has chosen to join Morgan Stanley. He has an excellent, comprehensive knowledge of retail and discretionary environments and will be a tremendous asset to the team.”