Norman Drummond is often described as ‘one of the most inspiring and talented Scots of this generation’ on account of his unparalleled breadth of interest, knowledge and experience.
From the gangland areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh as a young Minister to the present day as a celebrated international speaker and author, Norman’s life and work embodies a personal commitment to leadership and to developing talent in others.
His Army career saw him serve as Chaplain to Depot The Parachute Regiment and thence The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) – a former Cambridge Rugby Blue, Norman also captained the Army and Combined Services during this period.
Founder President of Columba 1400 and Chairman of Drummond International, Norman is a non-Executive Director of his 5th generation family shipping company J & J Denholm Limited.
A former Headmaster of Loretto and former BBC Governor and Chairman of BBC Children in Need, Norman’s work with young people also continues through his appointment as Honorary Colonel of The Black Watch Battalion of the Army Cadet Force.
Norman currently Chairs WW100 Scotland and the Scottish Commemorations Panel and is the Special Representative for Scotland on the UK WWI Advisory Group.
Norman is a Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and Visiting Professor of Leadership in Education at the University of Edinburgh.
In The Queen’s Birthday Honours List of June 2014 Norman was honoured to be appointed a CBE for Public and Voluntary service particularly to Young People.
Norman’s latest book Step Back continues to build upon the success of his previous publications The Spirit of Success and The Power of 3.