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Sir Arthur Gordon Norman CBE DFC (18 February 1917 30 September 2011) was a leading British industrialist, President of the CBI and Chairman of the UK Centre for Economic and Environmental Development.

Arthur Norman was educated at Blundell's School and served with the RAF during WW II, reaching the rank of Wing Commander.

In 1943 Norman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions on 18 September 1943 during Operation 'Elaborate' (the ferrying of Horsa gliders from Portreath to Rabat-Sal in Morocco).

Norman joined De La Rue in 1934 and became managing director in 1953 and chairman from 1964-87. His other appointments included:

  • Director and Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund
  • Director of the British Airways Board
  • Chairman of Sun Life Insurance
  • Director of S.K.F. (UK) Ltd
  • Chairman of Tilling Group
  • Trustee and chairperson of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation, Europe Chapter

Arthur Norman was knighted in 1969 and is the father of the novelist Roger Norman


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