Chris is a fully accredited professional trustee with BESTrustees, having joined in 2021. He is a trustee on schemes ranging in assets under management from c£10m to c£1.4bn. He previously held a number of senior management roles through his career, most recently as Head of Pensions & Benefits for Heathrow Airport, which included management of the legacy British Airport Authority pension arrangements.
He is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute ('PMI') and holds several appointments for the Institute. These include Non-Executive Board Director, an elected member of the Advisory Council and as Chair of the PMI’s Trustee Group Forum. He has also been a member of the Advisory Council of AIMSE Europe since 2007 and until 2021 was a member of the Pensions Committee for The Hundred Group.
Chris regularly acts as a judge for pensions and benefits awards, primarily the UK Pension Awards and previously as Chair of Judges for the European Pension Awards.
He has also received several awards himself in recognition of his input to UK pensions. These include 'Pensions Manager of the Year', 'Pensions Personality of the Year' and the PMI's 'Award for Outstanding Contribution'.