As HR & Communications director at Morrisons plc, Norman Pickavance drove an extraordinary people strategy which saw staff and customer satisfaction levels triple, and a £350 million loss transform into a £950 million profit making Morrisons one of the UK’s most profitable retailers.
Pickavance has been identified as one of the most Influential HR Directors in the UK.
Norman is unsurpassed in his ability to transform cultures, people and business… cutting through complexity to explore what businesses, leaders and managers can do to gain the competitive edge they need in the C21st.
As both social entrepreneur and highly effective corporate board player, Pickavance is a pioneer of responsible capitalism. His work exemplifies how competitive advantage and social responsibility work hand in hand with incredible results.
Thought leader, experienced board operator and social business commentator, Norman is one of the most respected advisors and keynote speakers working in the UK today.
In addition to his pubic speaking and social commentary he regularly advises businesses, government departments and not-for-profit organisations on people strategy, culture & leadership.
In 2011, Norman was Recipient of David Cameron’s Big Society Award.
Norman is a Non Executive Director at HMRC. His past positions have included: Group HR and Services Director at Northern Foods, International HR Director at Marconi plc, Global HR Director at Perot Systems and European HR Director at Fujitsu.
Speaking topics include:
- Navigating Complex Change
- Top Team Dynamics & Strategic People Insight
- Pivotal Leadership, Talent Interventions & Performance Impacts
- Organisation Design and Development
- Transformational Change ( M&A / Service / Culture / Capability / Innovation )
- Employee Communications and Engagement
- Business Values and Ethics
- Corporate Social Responsibility & Creating Innovative Social Enterprise.
- Human Resources
Speaking titles include:
- From Eeek to Ahhh… Business Turnaround Simplified (it’s all about your people)
- How to get 100,000 people to say Yes
- Management – The New British Disease!
- Why Leadership isn’t Working
- Innovation? How do you really get your people to think differently?
- Re-inventing Capitalism – Putting Business at the Heart of Social Change