Chris works closely with Ancala’s portfolio companies to mentor their senior management teams, guide their value creation plans, unlock opportunities and mitigate risks. He also contributes to Ancala’s origination activity.

He joined Ancala in 2020 and has extensive experience of the waste industry, regulated businesses and the management of major engineering and infrastructure companies. He is a member of Ancala’s investment and valuation committees. 

As CEO of the Pennon Group from 2016 to 2020, Chris led the sale of Viridor. Chris is also an expert in the water industry. He was a Member of the Board and CEO of South West Water from 2006 to 2015 and was previously a board member and President of the Institute of Water and Chairman of Water UK. He is currently Chairman of British Water, Chairman of Reall, a global charity providing affordable housing in the developing world. 

He started his career as a chartered engineer and after holding a number of senior positions with British Nuclear Fuels plc, joined its board as an Executive Director. He later went on to become Chief Operating Officer with Lloyds Register and Executive Chairman of Magnox Electric plc. Chris was also a senior diplomat in the British Embassy in Japan. 

Senior Leadership

Investment and Asset Management

Business Specialists