Mr Normand qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1978, having trained with Spicer and Pegler (now part of Deloitte). Following a secondment to 3i plc, Mr Normand specialised for the next 15 years in the provision of advice to management buy-out and buy-in teams and on private company acquisitions, disposals and capital raisings.
Since 2002, Mr Normand has filled management and finance officer roles for a number of different commercial and charitable organisations, mostly on a part-time basis. From 2009 to 2016, he was the full-time finance director of Pathfinder Minerals Plc, an AIM-listed mining exploration company.
He is currently non-executive chairman of All Active Asset Capital Limited and a non-executive director of Ridgecrest plc, both investing companies which, until recently, were listed on AIM. During the year he stepped down from his position as chairman of Global Resources Investment Trust plc, a premium-listed company on the main list of the London Stock Exchange
In an unremunerated extra-curricular capacity, Mr Normand was, until the end of 2021, active in the governance of the Church of England, being Chair of the London Diocesan Synod’s House of Laity and Chair of the Finance and HR Committees of the Bishop of London’s Council (and a director of the London Diocesan Fund).