“As a newbie to professional coaching I had some initial reservations but found the experience with Chris not just beneficial but inspirational. The process has helped me make sense of what can seem like the chaos of a busy work life. At first it seemed like a bit of an indulgence, but it has proved to be a practical and seriously impactful series of meetings. 'Time well spent' would be an understatement.”
Alex Silcox, MD Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Chris has track record of delivering outstanding results within global corporations, start-ups, and technology focused not for profit. His experience includes consumer goods, retail, healthcare, logistics, defence, technology, and renewable energy. Chris has worked with cultures around the world (Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America). His roles have included President of EPCglobal and GS1 as well as multi-national general management, marketing, and sales roles within Gillette, P&G, and Unilever
Chris has a fundamental conviction that everyone has more potential than is currently being realised. Unlocking this potential ensures greater, more sustainable success is achieved tomorrow, than is being achieved today. Chris helps leaders to unleash that potential to the benefit of the company, the individual, and those they interact with.
Chris started his career in sales with Unilever and Rothmans. Returning from Dubai he qualified as a member of the CiM and completed his MBA at Cranfield. He joined Gillette, initially as UK and then European Marketing Director. His career progressed to include general management roles in Belgium and the Nordic Region where, Chris and his team grew the $230m Nordic sales by 24%, whilst delivering a profit margin improvement of over six percentage points. He went on to become President of EPCglobal which built a global infrastructure for RFID (Internet of Things) for over 1500 participating companies. He then invested in and ran four successful renewable energy start-ups. Chris is Chairman of EVGH Limited, a former chair of several AIM (European Branded Goods Association) committees, and an occasional investor in tech based start-ups.
Chris is a qualified Commercial Mediator (CEDR) and Executive Coach (PCI certified, ACC accredited by the ICF)
Chris is married to Sue, they have four sons and enjoy a wide range of interests as time permits.