Norman Murray CA takes forward The Power of One

Norman Murray CA

13 July 2017

Norman Murray CA, Chair of The Edrington Group, is to retire from the independent international spirits company at the end of July.

He will be succeeded by Crawford Gillies, who joined Edrington as a non-executive director at the start of 2017. 

The Edrington Group includes The Macallan, Highland Park and The Famous Grouse brands.

On announcing his retirement Norman said, “During my five years with Edrington I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this unique company.

“It has been a privilege to work with so many great people who have driven commercial success and simultaneously promoted the values that set Edrington apart.

“I am confident that they will build on that success and wish them continued success in their future endeavours."

Norman’s work with ICAS

Norman will continue to chair the ICAS Ethics Board which champions The Power of One initiative.

The Power of One calls on CAs to make ethical leadership their number one priority, to restore public trust in business. It includes a programme to support the 21,000 members of ICAS in ethical leadership, wherever they are placed in their organisations.

Upon Norman’s appointment as Chair, back in 2015, ICAS CEO Anton Colella said: “Norman Murray is one of our most respected business professionals and we are very fortunate to have him join us in this great initiative.

“Norman, who is a great leader with impeccable judgement and a formidable track record, will chair the new ICAS Ethics Board, which will report directly to ICAS Council.

“We are establishing this to drive ethical leadership in business. We know our members can lead the way on ethics and this new Board will provide the strategic direction to ensure that The Power of One makes a positive impact on business across the globe.”

In 2015, Norman told CA Today: “An important aspect of The Power of One is the need for individuals to have the confidence and the moral courage to deal with ethical issues. Alongside this, companies must encourage a culture of doing the right thing when dealing with those issues.

“We are encouraging our membership, many of whom hold key positions in global businesses, to play a leading role in influencing business culture and ensuring the right climate exists for principled, ethical decision making.”

Norman’s many previous business leadership roles include his positions as chair of FTSE 100 global companies Cairn energy plc and Petrofac Limited, and chair of the British Venture Capital Association.

Norman Murray CA picture - courtesy of The Edrington Group.


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