Chair – Rugby League World Cup 2021
After Executive roles in the UK with NatWest, British Gas and Metro Bank, Chris now has a portfolio of Non- Executive Director (NED) and Chair roles in Business and Sport. He also is a global keynote speaker and Executive Coach.
His roles in sport include Chair of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, Chair of the Sporting House Group, Senior NED at the Rugby Football League, (RFL), and Senior NED of the Manchester Football Association. Chris is the Leadership and Business Coach at Metro Bank and has also coached Executives from companies such as Heineken, Müller and Grosvenor Estates.
Chris’ other roles in sport include Trustee at Switch the Play, Strategic Adviser for the Athlete Inspired Programme and Business Mentor for the Premier League, Elite Academy Managers Programme. He also curates and delivers workshops on the VSI Executive education programmes for the Sporting Directors Masters Degree Course and the “Becoming a CEO in a Sporting Organisation” programme. In 2017 he was awarded UK Non-Executive Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors and in June 2018, was awarded an MBE for his services to sport.