Graham is a highly-respected captain of global industry, infrastructure manager and advisor with a rich background in blue chip organisations and utilities.
He has served as chairman, CEO, board member, senior advisor and in other senior capacities for a number of the world’s top companies and fund managers, as well as influencing and accelerating many start-ups.
He has led or participated as a senior advisor in closing merger, financing and other complex transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $10 billion, including acquisitions of businesses, hotels and other real estate, and the privatisation of public utilities. He has led, turned-around and grown companies with tens of thousands of employees and many billions of dollars of annual revenues, including as CEO of information technologies leader Gartner Inc. and division president for technology leaders Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Electronic Data Systems (EDS, now DXC Technology).
He currently holds numerous chair positions, sits on the board or is an advisor to August Fortune Ltd. (UK) including subsidiaries in UK, Bulgaria and Chile; VRDT Corporation – (USA); Arch Hill Capital (incorporating Arch Hill Real Estate – Stichting, Netherlands & Luxembourg Private Equity & Property Group); Totara LMS – (New Zealand) and Minera Carmen – (Chile).
Previously, Graham has served as a senior board member or advisor to British Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Bank, Hewlett Packard, P&O, Reuters, Tata Group and Unisys, to name a few.
During his tenure in various organizations, Mr. Norton-Standen also acted as an advisor to professional and government bodies, including the UK Government, European Commission, World Energy Council, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Centre for European Policy Studies and the Governments of Sweden, Australia and New Zealand in the run up to privatisation of certain industries. He also was a member of the boards of the United States Trade and Investment Council based in Brussels.
He is based primarily in Great Britain yet has continued interests and properties in Europe, the Middle East as well as North and South America.