Peter Norris

Peter Norris

, Trustee

Peter is the Chairman of the Virgin Group and prior to this he acted as an adviser to the Group from 1996. Peter has over 35 years' experience in investment banking and business management. He began his career at Barings in 1976 before joining Goldman Sachs in 1984, returning to Barings in 1987 to head South East Asian advisory operations. Having returned to London in 1992, in 1994 he became CEO of Barings Investment Banking Group. Three months after his appointment, the notorious derivatives trading scandal in Singapore was revealed, which brought down the bank. From 1995, Peter established a corporate finance business which in 2007 he merged with Quayle Munro Holdings Plc, an AIM listed merchant banking company and became the CEO of the combined entity. He served in this capacity until the end of 2009, when he resigned his executive position to take the role of Chairman of Virgin Group. Peter remains a senior adviser to Quayle Munro. Peter graduated in Modern History and Modern Language in 1976, from Magdalen College, Oxford