Executive Director & Board Director


Norman has over 30 years’ experience as a Finance Director and CEO, spanning commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors in culture and tourism, humanitarian development and aid, finance and tax, philanthropy, telecommunications and the extractive industry.

He is passionate about working with extraordinary people to realise their vision of creating and developing enterprises which bring about sustainable positive economic, social and cultural change.

Norman has held positions as Head of the CEO and Chairman’s Private Office of BP PlC, Director of Finance and Planning for BP Exploration in the US, Group Finance Director for Cable & Wireless (UK), Chief Financial Office and Deputy CEO of Optus Communications, CEO of the Sydney Opera House, Deputy Chair of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and most recently as CEO of UNICEF Australia.

He has led organisations, large and small, through periods of transformational change and growth, bringing his commercial experience, strategic vision and business acumen to not for profit enterprises. Norman also sits on a number of cultural sector advisory boards and foundations.