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Archie Norman

Motivational Speaker Archie Norman
  • One of the UK's leading businessmen and the youngest CEO of a FTSE 100 company aged 37.
  • Former CEO of ASDA, Financial Director of Kingfisher, current Chairman of ITV and Head of Private Equity Firm Aurigo.
  • Regarded as an expert in steering major corporations through difficult times to successful outcomes by developing strong management teams.
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Archie Norman

Motivational Speaker Archie Norman
  • One of the UK’s leading businessmen and the youngest CEO of a FTSE 100 company aged 37.
  • Former CEO of ASDA, Financial Director of Kingfisher, current Chairman of ITV and Head of Private Equity Firm Aurigo.
  • Regarded as an expert in steering major corporations through difficult times to successful outcomes by developing strong management teams.

Archie Norman is one of Britain’s leading businessmen and the present Chairman of ITV.  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, most notably at ASDA and Kingfisher.

Archie Norman is the Chairman of ITV, the first person to take on the role not to come from a media background. He is also the head of a private equity firm Aurigo. After an early career as a management consultant and then Financial Director at Kingfisher, Archie made his reputation as CEO of Asda. Becoming the youngest FTSE-100 head at the age of 37, he turned around what was then an ailing supermarket chain and steered it to a successful acquisition by Walmart. Norman subsequently entered Parliament, serving two terms as MP for Tunbridge Wells. He spoke on environment and transport issues, became Chief Executive of the Conservative Party and then helped form the Policy Exchange think tank.

After stepping down from politics Norman served as a senior advisor at Lazard and then took over the helm at Energis doubling its value before selling to Cable & Wireless. He also founded Aurigo Management an investment partnership, taking a management-intensive approach to a range of under-performing retail businesses. He advised Wesfarmers on the acquisition of Coles Group and has since overseen the turnaround of Coles, the leading retailer in Australia.

Norman is well known for paying particular attention to employees above the bottom line. Whilst CEO of ASDA where he enjoyed significant success the phrase “Tell Archie” was used highly effectively in ASDA’s marketing to reflect his personal involvement with both customers and employees.

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Archie Norman Retail Keynote 'Engage for Success'
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