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Norman Pickavance

Leading Tomorrow's Company

Norman Pickavance has been an Executive Board member of leading FTSE 100 organisations, including Morrisons Supermarkets and Northern Foods, where he has been pivotal in delivering major strategic and cultural transformation initiatives. He has been a Non-Executive Director within the NHS, in Whitehall and for charities helping orphan children in India. In 2006 Norman co-founded and went on to Chair an award winning Social Enterprise, helping over 500 homeless people to ‘get their lives back’. In 2012 he became a Senior Advisor to Blueprint for Better Business and in 2014 published his first book, focused on the growing disconnection occurring between business and society and the need for radical change. These experiences and insights proved to be instrumental in his role as Partner and Board member at Grant Thornton, leading the creation of their Vibrant Economy Agenda.

Norman has advised a range of political leaders on social mobility and unemployment, including Chris Greyling and Nick Clegg. In 2015, he led an Independent Commission into employment practices and Zero Hours contracts, for Ed Miliband and in 2016 he Chaired a Task Force into the Future of the Retail Industry on behalf of the Fabian Society. A regular conference speaker, and occasional writer for the Times, Guardian and Independent newspapers, he has appeared on Radio 4’s Today and PM and in a number of Channel 4 documentaries.

Norman became a Board member at Tomorrow’s Company in 2017 and is now leading the organisation as it launches a major Inquiry into ‘Progress and Prosperity in a Turbulent World’.


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