Chris started his career in Financial Services holding senior IT positions at NPI Asset Management, Schroders, Henderson Investors and Cogent Investment Operations. He joined Law Firm Ashurst as CIO in 2002. After leaving in 2009, he undertook a number of roles including Interim IT Director of International law firm Kennedys and CIO of Cloud email management company Mimecast
Chris was the Global CIO of international law firm Clyde & Co where he managed an IT team of 150 staff across 48 offices globally and also lead the Business Acceptance Unit and Litigation Support. He advised a number of businesses on IT strategy and how to deliver value from technology.
In September 2018, Chris took the reins at HFW as Interim CIO and Head of Innovation.