After graduating from the University of London with a degree in History and Politics, Chris has spent over 13 years working in public affairs in both an in-house and consultancy role. Initially a representative of a vocal consumer group as both lobbyist and spokesperson, Chris then moved on to work with an automotive trade association where he focussed on public policy and technical issues, supporting it to become the UK’s leading authority on this highly regulated sector. Areas he has worked on include insurance legislation, taxation policy, climate change, PPE, data protection, Brexit, international trade, whole vehicle type approval, theft and many more.
Chris has spent most of his career focussing on overlapping UK and EU legislation and has spent almost as much time in Brussels as he has in Westminster working with umbrella associations with an EU focus. Outside of his day job, Chris has spent over a decade voluntarily advising on public policy for a global sports organisation which has taken him around the world and occasionally to the UN in Geneva.
Chris has two small children and when they give him five minutes of peace, he spends his time playing rugby, playing his guitars or riding his motorcycle or bicycle. His wife is from Brazil, so he is also interested in Brazilian culture and speaks a little Portuguese.