Board Member

Mike Norman

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Mike is a Welsh speaking native of Carmarthenshire who graduated in 1989 with a B.A. (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the former Polytechnic of Wales before entering the financial services industry in London to qualify as an ACCA accountant in 1992.

Over the years his career has revolved around his Finance discipline and varied roles means he is an accomplished executive and leader with a broad skills base on all aspects of the finance function, governance, risk, and regulatory control, derived from extensive experience in the highly regulated financial services industry.

His roles as Chief Financial Officer from 2009 and then Chief Administration Officer from 2021 at the London office of BNP Paribas, one of the worlds largest Banks, gave him the opportunity to lead strategic planning and transformational change initiatives across structure, systems, controls, and culture.

He is proud of having empowered individuals to flourish and succeed in their careers; has a passion for equality and his core value of integrity. Mike’s favourite quote is “Equality is a level playing field. Education and opportunity levels the playing field.”

Mike took early retirement in 2023 and made a conscious decision to pursue his interests in sport, education, and society through his portfolio of roles as a lifeguard (Mike represented Wales in his youth), exam invigilator, rugby referee and disciplinary panel member for Sussex Rugby Football Union.