Archie Norman was appointed Chairman of Marks & Spencer plc 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 has also served as Chairman of ITV, Hobbycraft and Lazard UK and was the Lead Director at the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy from 2016-2020. Archie was the first and only FTSE 100 Chairman to be elected a Member of Parliament, where he served for eight years.
His current external roles include: Chairman of Signal AI, Non-Executive Vice Chairman of Global Counsel, Senior Independent Director of Bridgepoint, and Adviser to Lazard & Co and Coles Group.
Archie is Chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
He was the Conservative Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells between 1997 - 2005.
The event will be chaired by Stephen Hammond MP.