Justin Galliford

Chief Executive Officer, Norse Group

Justin joined Norse Group in 2006 after completing an MBA in Business Administration and Management. He also holds an MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and a BSc in Environmental Sciences

He worked as Operations Director in a wide range of Norse divisions, and helped develop the company’s pioneering local authority partnership model.

In 2020 Justin was appointed Chief Operating Officer, and in January 2022 became Chief Executive Officer. In this role he has embraced the ESG agenda, introducing the mantra of “Improving People’s Lives”.

Norse Group has an annual turnover of £350 million, and employs over 9,500 people across the UK. Wholly owned by Norfolk County Council, it is the country’s largest and most successful local authority owned trading company.

This ownership means that Norse Group combines commercial knowhow with a public service ethos, and has a strong commitment to ESG, championing social value and committed to achieving net zero.

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