The former Chief Executive of Asda Group Plc and the current Chairman of ITV, Archie Norman is one of Britain’s leading business experts. With a track record of business change and value creation, Archie has led the transformation of major British businesses. As a keynote speaker, he discusses a variety of topics including leadership, customer service, change, and turnaround.
Archie Norman is one of Britain's leading businessmen with a long term track record of business change and value creation. He has led transformations of major British businesses, served on the Boards of several others, and built over time very strong management teams who are now in leading positions in several major British companies.
As a business speaker Archie talks on a variety of topics including leadership, customer service, change and business turnaround.
In 2010 Archie Norman was appointed Chairman of ITV, stepping down from this role in the beginning of 2016, Archie is now the Chairman of Lazard a financial advisory and asset management firm.
Archie Norman's previous employment has included Citibank NA, Partner, McKinsey & Co Plc, Group Finance Director of Kingfisher Plc, Chief Executive of Asda Group Plc and Chairman of Asda Group Plc.
Archie Norman was a Non-Executive Director of Geest Plc, of British Rail, and was a Non-Executive Director of Railtrack.
Other positions Norman has held include UK Retailer of the Year, Yorkshire Businessman of the Year, and a Member of the Cancer Research Board. Archie has also previously been a Member of the HM Government Deregulation Taskforce, and a Member of the Anglo-German Deregulation Taskforce. His vast business experience ensures he knows how to build and lead a management team.
Archie Norman was elected Member of Parliament for the Tunbridge Wells Conservative Party seat.
Norman was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, with special responsibility for the reform and renewal programme. In the last 90's he was appointed Chief Executive of the Conservative Party. In a reshuffle, Archie became Shadow Minister for Europe. Soon after he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions. He stepped down as an MP in 2005.
With a combination of political prowess, sound business experience and incisive wit Archie's presentations are always highly informative and well-received.
His speaking topics include:
- Change management
- The retail industry
- Designing effective business strategies
- Value Creation