Sir Hugh Selby Norman-Walker was born in 1916 and educated at the Sherborne and Corpus Christi, Cambridge. He served in Indian Civil Service, 1938-47 and entered colonial service in 1949 as Administrative officer in Nyasaland. Seconded to Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1953; Development Secretary, Nyasaland, 1954 and subsequently secretary to treasury until Nyasaland Independence in 1964. Sir Norman-Walker retired from Malawi in 1965 and was appointed Commissioner in Bechuanaland (now Botswana) until its Independence in 1966.
He was Governor of Seychelles, 1967-1969 and Colonial Secretary, Hong Kong, 1969. Lately Norman Walker was Governor of the Isle of Man and died in 1985.