Chris joined RECLAIM as Director of Business Development in June 2018 with an extensive background across the charity sector having previously held senior leadership positions at Everton in the Community (the official charity of Everton Football Club), the Social Enterprise Network and national social care charity Alternative Futures Group. 

Growing up in Huyton, Liverpool, a borough consistently highlighted as one of the most disadvantaged in the UK, Chris is deeply passionate about working class young people being proud of who they are and where they're from, whilst recognising how the challenges they've faced and the unique skills and insights they've gained are their greatest source of strength. 

Moreover, as someone of dual heritage, Chris is determined to challenge a status quo in society that consistently gives or denies privilege based on a persons physical characteristics, lifestyle choices or background, evident in the contrasting experiences within his own family. 

Away from RECLAIM Chris is honoured to be the Chair of pioneering mental health charity Chasing the Stigma, as well as Non-Executive Director of the European Healthy Stadia Network CIC.