Innovation has always been at the heart of Chris’s career. His experience includes business development, operations, education and training. He has worked in financial services in the South East, specialising in renewable energy funding when the sector was still in its early days. Previous to that he served as Senior Operational Manager at Open Interactive, a technology-focused joint venture set up by Sky and its investors to create the set top box functionality that most of us now use on a daily basis. He has also taught Systems Thinking within the Bachelor of Commerce programme at the Australian RMIT University in Vietnam, and was a researcher to aid the introduction of a new bespoke green building standard, Lotus, into Vietnam.
Chris has worked for both rapidly growing startups and large multinationals, and understands the challenges that each can face. He is keen to apply this blend of finance expertise and experience with innovation-focused sectors to help his clients benefit from R&D tax relief and Patent Box.
His interests include trying to learn Japanese (and remembering it the next day!), following Ipswich Town (which can be challenging), and motorcycling (in nice weather only!).