James Normand qualified as a chartered accountant in 1978, having trained with Spicer and Pegler (now part of Deloitte). He specialise in the provision of advice to management buy-out and buy-in teams and on corporate acquisitions, disposals and capital raising. Since 2002, Mr Normand has filled management and finance officer roles for several different commercial and charitable organisations. From 2009 to 2016, he was finance director of Pathfinder Minerals, an AIM-traded minerals company. In a non-remunerated extra-curricular capacity, Mr Normand is active in the governance of the Church of England and is chair of the London Diocesan Synod’s House of Laity, and chair of the Finance and Remuneration Committees of the Bishop of London’s Council.