Chris joined Birmingham City Council as interim Chief Executive in May 2020.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, specialising in contemporary social theory. He was born and brought up in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, where he was educated at Wickersley comprehensive school.
Chris joins Birmingham from his post as Chief Executive of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Previously, Chris was Chief Operating Officer at London Borough of Barnet, Corporate Director of Resources in Tower Hamlets, and Director of Resident Services at Hammersmith and Fulham.