Norman Drummond – Executive Coach and Social Entrepreneur. Author and Keynote Business Speaker
Norman Drummond has often been described as “one of the most inspiring and talented Scots of his generation” on account of his unparalleled breadth of interest, knowledge and experience.
From the gangland areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh as a young Minister, to The Parachute Regiment and The Black Watch and to Fettes College as Chaplain and thence, at the early age of 32, becoming Headmaster of Loretto, Norman Drummond’s life has represented a personal commitment to Leadership and to developing talent in others.
Following his distinguished Headship at Loretto, Norman Drummond was appointed BBC National Governor for Scotland as well as Parish Minister of Kilmuir & Stenscholl on the Isle of Skye. During this time in 1997 he founded Columba 1400, the highly regarded Community and International Leadership Centre on the Isle of Skye, the first prototype of its kind in the world which now operates in Australia and South Africa. In 2009 Columba 1400 was named as Bank of Scotland/Sunday Times UK Social Entrepreneur of the Year and in June 2010, HRH The Princess Royal opened the latest Columba 1400 Centre on the shores of Loch Lomond.
A former chair of Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, Norman is also non-Executive Director of his fourth generation family shipping company J & J Denholm Ltd and in 1999 founded his own Leadership Consultancy. A Minister of the Church of Scotland, he is also a Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Visiting Professor of Leadership in Education at the University of Edinburgh, Norman was honoured to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Glasgow Caledonian University.
“The Power of 3”, the much anticipated follow-up to his best-selling book “The Spirit of Success”, was published in July 2010. As an author and celebrated international public speaker and within his life and work, Norman Drummond sees his role as ‘eliciting the inner greatness of others’ as well as ‘giving voice to those who feel they have never been heard or listened to’.