After spending many years in various roles in the private sector, including as a hotel accountant, Chris spent the last ten years working in the not-for-profit education area.
He joined FENTO (Further Education National Training Organisation) in November 2000. FENTO and four other national training organizations, which included among other projects work-based learning, libraries and archives, merged to become Lifelong Learning UK in January 2005. He was chosen to be the financial controller and the company grew from twenty people to nearly two hundred within three years.
Chris’ most recent commitment in to the charity world was at the 2010 London Marathon, where he raised nearly five thousand pounds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association by walking the marathon backwards – Buckingham Palace to Greenwich!