Norman Blackwell

Nominations & Governance Committee Chair

Chair of the Board

Lloyds Banking Group

Norman Blackwell became chair of Lloyds Banking Group in April 214, having joined the board as a non-executive director in 212. He is a former senior independent director of Standard Life plc and amongst previous roles has also been a non-executive chair of Interserve plc and a non-executive director of Halma plc, SEGRO plc and Dixons Group, as well as a non-executive board member of the OFT and OFCOM. Before that he was a partner of McKinsey & Co and director of group development at NatWest Group. He is currently a governor of The Yehudi Menuhin School and a member of the governing body of the Royal Academy of Music.

From 1995 to 1997, Lord Blackwell was head of the Prime Minister’s policy unit for John Major and he was appointed a life peer in 1997. He previously worked in the Prime Minister’s policy unit for Margaret Thatcher in 1985-86. He is also past chair of the Centre for Policy Studies. He holds an MBA and a PhD in finance from the Wharton Business School, and an MA in natural sciences from Cambridge University.