And, if his record is anything to go by, Mr Norman is the man for the job. Share The executive, who studied economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, is also well-connected politically.
He was also linked to the BBC chairman role inbut ruled himself out of the running. Five years later, at the age or 33, he moved to Woolworths as its finance director where one of his first jobs was to helped Sir Geoff Mulcahy beat off a hostile Archie norman for the company from Archie norman.
Among his plans are to improve under-pressure sales in its clothing arm, as well as overseeing a wide-ranging overhaul which will see it shut stores and revamp its product ranges and prices.
Mr Norman is married and has one daughter. He quite when Michael Howard won the leadership race, having back Michael Portillo.
His interests include farming, fishing and tennis. Inhe became chairman at ITV, stepping down six years later. He has remained in charge of the operation since his promotion to the top job in April last year, but will now focus on the overall group.
In he was appointed by the Department for Business, Energy and Archie norman Strategy as its lead non-executive board member Advertisement Share or comment on this article: He went on to become chief executive of the Conservative Party but left in to return to the business world.
During that time, he also took the helm of Lazard - as it worked on the privatisation of the Royal Mail - and of Hobbycraft. The new brand philosophy is the result of the high street giant moving to a new ad agency after 16 years, and is the first time its food and clothing divisions have been advertised together under one slogan.
The High Street chain is under intense pressure to boost sales in its clothing arm, which have not increased in the past decade. He won the Tunbridge Wells seat in the election, going on to become chief executive of the Conservative Party.
When he joined Asda as CEO inthe supermarket was on its knees. The high street bellwether said on Wednesday that Jill McDonald had been recruited into the new role of managing director for clothing, home and beauty, joining the retailer this autumn.
However, Mr Rowe stressed at the beginning of that there was more work to do in its efforts to revive clothing sales and suggested the quarterly rise may not mark a return to sustained sales growth.
It urged shoppers to wear their best clothes, light the expensive candles, and reject uncomfortable knickers. Inhe launching Aurigo Management, which saw him try and revamp failing businesses.
She became UK chief executive for the fast food chain in - overseeing 3, restaurants in seven countries.Archie Norman to step down as ITV chairman Former Conservative MP, who joined the broadcaster inis credited with leading its turnaround alongside Adam Crozier Published: 18 Jan M&S appoints former Asda boss Archie Norman as new chairman just days after poaching ex-Halfords chief exec to head its women's section.
Mr Norman will succeed Robert Swannell, who is retiring.
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