Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the public sector including education and training, social policy, economic development, regeneration and land use planning and development. He has chaired and spoken at national and international conferences and seminars and has designed and facilitated workshops and training events. Chris has carried out a number of interim management assignments for local authorities, the most recent as the Chief Planning and Regeneration Officer for the London Borough of Redbridge.
During his employment in local government he had lead responsibility for corporate policy, managing change and comprehensive renewal in a number of London boroughs operating as a Chief Officer/ Director. As Director of the Regional Centre for Neighbourhood Renewal, he worked closely with a number of local authorities helping develop Local Strategic Partnerships and local neighbourhood renewal strategies. Chris was a member of the National Evaluation Team for the New Deal for Communities and the development team for Renewal.net. He was a DCLG appointed Neighbourhood Renewal Advisor.
Since leaving permanent employment in the public sector he has also worked in the private sector for major developers and is currently retained by Lee Valley Estates as Project Director of the Hale Village development- a high profile mixed use scheme in North London. Hale Village will deliver over 1200 residential units, a primary school, a headquarters office building, local retail, student housing and a health centre. Chris has recently joined the Empire Group as a Planning and Regeneration Advisor.