Norman was a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Senior Manager and Commercial Director of Unilever subsidiary companies in the UK.  He left in 1987 to become a freelance Business and Recruitment consultant. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Management. He has been a trustee of Longfield since 2007, Chaired the Resources and Corporate Governance Committee from 2008 to the AGM in 2013 when he took over as Interim Chair. Now retired, he is also a volunteer patient driver and retail van driver with the hospice.