Chief Executive of Bruntwood; Executive Chair of Bruntwood SciTech
Areas of expertise: Property development; city, town centre and innovation ecosystems; responses to government policy; corporate and public sector partnerships
As Chief Executive at Bruntwood since 1999, Chris is the majority shareholder of the business, which remains family owned and operated.
Chris champions the growth of city-wide ecosystems through a strategic partnership approach between business, science, academia and local government. As such, he has played an active role in many public and private sector partnerships including Manchester's Oxford Road Corridor, the Greater Manchester LEP, Manchester Climate Change Forum and the Northern Powerhouse Partnership.
With a background in economics, Chris is a highly respected figure in the wider business community in the North.