Chris is the Director of Economic Development at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council. The role is to set the council’s strategy for economic growth, to lead the Smart Place programme and to ensure the council’s estate supports the needs of the organisation. Chris leads teams to deliver on these strategies, programmes and assets to help the council achieve its vision and corporate strategy, which shapes the way it delivers and improves services in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.

Chris works in partnership with many major businesses and key organisations to seek out shared areas for collaboration where achieve mutually beneficial outcomes can be achieved. This enables him to join the dots between organisations and projects, helping to share expertise, knowledge and best practice.