Chris is a strategic operations and finance expert in the arts, creative enterprise and charity sectors. He specialises in managing the maintenance and assets of public buildings – ensuring organisational efficiency and optimum use of complex and multi-function spaces. His work encompasses capital projects, organisational development, licensing, accounting, governance, HR, Health & Safety and IT. His clients include Tate Modern, South London Gallery, The Art Fund, the People’s History Museum, Rivington Place, East London Science School and the Money Advice Service. Chris is also a national ambassador for Apprenticeships in the arts.
Before joining Counterculture Chris was Head of Operations & Estates at the Whitechapel Gallery – including work on its £13.5 million capital project. Previously he worked in local government, and operations management for the technology industry and media PR. He has a Diploma in Business Practice from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, is fully NEBOSH trained in Health & Safety with a Personal Licence, and has a BA in Modern History, Economic History & Politics from the University of London. Chris is a practicing musician, a director of the charity and label NMC Recordings, and an adviser to music charities. He is passionate about technology, visual arts and books, and has written articles for publications including Computer Weekly and the Garden Museum Journal.