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John Norman

John Norman spent 40 years in airport management in various roles, ranging from duty management, facilities management, contingency planning and aviation security. He also served on the boards of Gatwick and Stansted airports as HR director. The latter roles introduced him to the work of the third sector, particularly related to the long term unemployed.

He was the architect of Stansted airport's employment strategy which promoted work at the airport to people who were unemployed in East London boroughs. John served on the board of East Thames Housing Group for 10 years, chairing their East Potential subsidiary.

He retired from airport management in 2008 and has since then served on the board of Poplar HARCA, chairing the finance and general purposes committee. He joined the board of London Youth and Career Development Group, which later merged with Shaw Trust. Other roles undertaken have included time on Essex Learning Skills Council and working with the Children's Trust (Tadworth) on their Hand of Hope Appeal.

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