Chris joined the FRP team from the education sector, and has a proven track record of business development and income generation. He has a high-level of education expertise in curriculum, apprenticeships, funding and sector changes, as well as extensive leadership and financial management experience.
Chris has nearly 20 years’ previous experience in the armed services, and now works in both the public and private sector. He has demonstrated a highly effective business development collaboration approach to bridging the gap between education and industry, using the expertise of both sectors to deliver an outstanding provision that ensures learners are work ready and industry relevant. Previous key achievements have included leading a successful £8 million bid for a European Social Fund-backed STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) centre, and the launch of the National Microsoft and Autodesk Academy Programme.