Chris has extensive experience of the waste industry, regulated business environments and the management of major engineering and infrastructure businesses.
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 to Japan.
As CEO of the Pennon Group, 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 and 2020 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 the Reall, a global charity providing affordable housing in the developing world and Senior Independent Director of Mears plc.