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. He is now co-opted on the Operations and Development Committee and is also a volunteer patient driver and retail van driver with the hospice.