Norman is also Chair and CEO of Leonardo UK and a member of Leonardo Electronics Inc. Board of Directors, which operates under SSA guidelines.
Prior to this role Norman was Managing Director of Selex ES Ltd, the predecessor to Leonardo’s international Electronics business.
Norman’s career developed from finance, IT & project management roles at United Distillers before moving to the defence sector in 1998 subsequently taking various Director level appointments across BAE Systems. Appointed Director & General Manager Selex SAS Ltd in 2005, Norman was subsequently: Senior Vice President, Radar & Advanced Targeting, UK Chief Business Officer and Group Operations Director, and Managing Director SELEX Galileo Ltd.
Norman is co-chair of the Defence Suppliers Executive Forum alongside DE&S, a member of the UK Defence Industries Council and a member of the Defence Growth Partnership Steering Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Telespazio UK is excited to have Norman’s experience and expertise available to the Telespazio UK board.
“I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair of the Telespazio UK Board of Directors. This is an exciting time for the UK space industry, with military and commercial applications set to play a vital role in the future prosperity of the UK. I look forward to working with the Telespazio Group CEO Luigi Pasquali, Telespazio UK CEO Mark Hewer and the rest of the UK board to ensure Telespazio is best prepared to collaborate with both the UK Government and our international customers and partners on their future pioneering missions.”
“Leonardo is the majority shareholder in Telespazio and Norman’s appointment is extremely positive for Telespazio in the UK. Telespazio has been operating in the UK for a long time and we are now entering a new exciting era with the UK Government’s first space strategy and the growth in both commercial and defence space capabilities.”
Mark Hewer, Telespazio UK CEO