Chair of WISE Board
Deputy CEO , AXA Next, Enterprise & Global Business Partnerships
Trudy Norris-Grey is a recognised leader in the IT and financial services industries, with over 30 years of success spanning global sales, marketing, channel and partner strategies, business development, and portfolio transformation. As AXA Next’s deputy CEO for its enterprise and global partnerships business Norris-Grey is focused on digital transformation – including creating, incubating and accelerating new markets and new business models for AXA in service of its customers as their needs evolve and change.
Prior to assuming her current role, Norris-Grey held leadership positions at Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and BT. In all these positions she was a champion of the customer and its partners, seeking out insight into their unmet needs in order to better serve them, to help them overcome their challenges and in turn work with them to grow their customer satisfaction, revenue and profit. Norris-Grey joined Microsoft as General Manager overseeing the public sector business in Central and Eastern Europe then moved to Seattle to lead its smart cities and its local and regional businesses.
In her spare time, Norris-Grey is a passionate advocate for the development of skills and enterprises so that they can be continually relevant in the era of Industrial Revolution v.4.0; the encouragement of women and girls to consider careers in science, engineering and technology; diversity and inclusion; and climate change. She is Chair of WISE, a UK-based organization which seeks to add 1 million more women to the UK STEM workforce. She has also served as Chair for the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) Committee on Innovation, Science & Technology; a member of the UK’s National Careers Council; editor and contributor to the Wilson and Shadbolt Reviews; a member of the oversight committee for the UK’s national Technology Strategy Board and was a founding member of the CBI Leadership Group on Climate Change. She also sits on an advisory panel for the Welsh Government in the finance and professional services sector.
A native of Swansea in the U.K., living in Paris, Norris-Grey and her husband have three children.
Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, 2008
Honorary Fellow of the University of South Wales, 2013
Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA)
100 Welsh Women, Science, 2018
100 Women to Watch, FTSE 2017
Names to Know 2016, Marie Claire
50 Most Influential Women in UK IT 2016 & 2015, Computer Weekly
Norris-Grey attended University of South Wales, INSEAD Fontainebleu, Harvard Business School, Smith College and the Judge Business School Cambridge