Chris is currently Chief Operating Officer for a limited company that provides leadership development and consultancy services to professional services firms. In parallel with this Chris has his own company providing predominantly financial and commercial advice to colleges.
From 2004 to 2015 Chris was Deputy Principal – Finance and Resources at Cambridge Regional College (CRC). CRC were in good or outstanding financial health from 2006 onwards, and good or good with outstanding features in terms of quality through the whole period, and won several AoC Beacon Awards.
In his nearly 15 years in FE Chris had responsibility for most support services. This has included at different times Estates and Facilities, MIS and Student Administration, Procurement, IT, Marketing, HR etc. Overall he has been Lead Director for approaching £100M of capital expenditure, including innovative projects such as SmartLIFE, the Deakin Centre and UTC Cambridge.
As someone with over 20 years’ experience at Finance Director/CFO level Chris has detailed knowledge, expertise and experience of risk management, decision making, benchmarking, planning, funding, budgeting and control. It is where these sorts of financial issues, strategic decisions, or major capital projects are affecting a College where Chris will be best placed to provide support as an NLG.