Chairman & Managing Director
Chris founded the Whitehouse Consultancy in 1998. An active player in national politics, a senior figure in local government and a regular visitor to Brussels, he has wide experience at every level of public policy development in the UK and EU.
Chris brings 16 years of experience working in the Houses of Parliament for MPs and Peers. He has a solid track record advising companies, trade associations and campaigning groups on strategies for influencing public policy in Westminster, Whitehall and Brussels. An experienced media performer, he also regularly lectures on politics and public affairs.
His service in Parliament, working for All-Party Parliamentary Groups and the Chairs of Select Committees, provides excellent contacts with Government ministers, Opposition spokespersons, special advisers to ministers and key backbenchers. He works closely with Members of the European Parliament, and has substantial expertise in dealing with the European Commission and Council of Ministers.
Chris was an adviser for many years to the British Olympic Association, helping bring the 2012 Games to London, and currently chairs several national organisations representing private sector partners working with the NHS. He also trained at the London Media College and the Hatch End Media Centre, has 30 years’ experience in dealing with broadcast, print and online media, and has devised, developed and delivered many effective PR and media campaigns for a wide range of clients.