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, an AIM-listed investing company and of Global Resources Investment Trust plc, premium-listed on the London Stock Exchange.
In an unremunerated extra-curricular capacity, Mr Normand is 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.