Archie Norman was appointed lead non-executive board member at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in October 2016.
Archie is the Chairman of Marks & Spencer as well as the Chairman of Lazard UK. He has also served as Asda Chief Executive and ITV Chairman. Archie was previously a management consultant at McKinsey and director at GEEST, Railtrack, and Kingfisher.
In 1997 he became Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells and in 2000 he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions.
Lead non-executive board member
The main responsibilities of non-executive board members are to:
- attend meetings of the departmental board, chaired by the Secretary of State
- advise on strategy, performance and transformation, operational issues and the effective management of the department
- provide independent scrutiny for the department on request
- work with executives and their teams to continue to improve the performance of the department