Chris has recently completed a 30-year career with Deloitte, the international professional services firm.  Joining the embryonic management consulting division of Deloitte (then Touche Ross and Co,) in Birmingham in 1987, he has worked both nationally and internationally with the firm.  He was admitted to partnership in 1993, led the Technology Consulting practice from 2002-2010 and returned to Birmingham in 2010 to assume the role of Senior Partner for the Midlands Region from 2010-2015. He served as an elected member of the Board of Partners from 2010-2016.


Chris is a Trustee of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), Chair of the CBSO Development Trust, a Trustee of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, President of Birmingham & Solihull Rugby Club, Trustee of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham’s Charity and Honorary President of BMOS Musical Theatre Company.


He was Chairman of Birmingham & Solihull Rugby Club from 2009-2019, a non-executive director of the West Midlands Growth Company from 2011-2020, Deputy Chairman of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership from 2016-2020 and served as High Sheriff of the West Midlands in 2018-19.


Appointed 2019