Archie Norman was appointed Chairman in September 2017. Archie has a breadth of retail experience with an extensive track record in business change and value creation. He was instrumental in transforming a number of major British businesses including Kingfisher, Asda and Energis. He is Chairman of Lazard UK and has served as Chairman of ITV and Hobbycraft. He was the first and only Footsie 100 Chairman to be elected a Member of Parliament, where he served for eight years.
His current external roles include: Adviser to the Board of Wesfarmers Limited, Director of Target Pty Limited, Deputy Chairman of Coles Limited. In 2016 he was appointed by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy as its Lead Non-Executive Director.
Archie is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.