Address: 50a The Grove, Ilkley, Leeds, LS29 9EE
Chris is a highly experienced corporate lawyer and businessman with a strong executive and non-executive track record.
Chris is the chairman of TheBusinessDesk.com, a newly launched website dedicated to Yorkshire business news, led by David Parkin as Director/Editor formly business editor from the Yorkshire Post.
He has been a non-executive director of Britannia Building Society since 2003. With over £30bn of assets and 4,000 staff in over 190 retail branches, it is a major retail network and a model of corporate governance..
Chris was Chairman of Clarity Credit Management Solutions Ltd since formation in 2005. Chris oversaw the sale of Clarity to Nikko Principal Investments Aug 2006.
He is a senior non-executive director of Agenda Management Services Ltd, a highly profitable £6m turn over outsourcing business with 125 staff. Agenda specialised recovery business covering mortgage arrears retail recoveries etc.
Chris is a non- executive director of Samian Underwriting Agencies Ltd, a City of London based insurer of intellectual property assets and he is also a non-executive director of Trango Ltd, the Chichester safe travel and disaster recovery business.
Chris was Managing Partner of International law firm Hammonds for nine years. He managed the firm's growth from £30m to £130m turnover including major international expansion. The firm employed over 1,800 staff when he retired from the role in 2004.
His role as managing partner of Tourmalet Consulting - an advisory firm dealing with start ups/turnaround and general business advice - keeps Chris in contact with numerous Yorkshire professionals. He has 20 years experience as corporate recovery and reconstruction lawyer handling major business reconstructions.
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