Chris is a highly skilled marketing professional having held senior marketing and general management roles within leading international engineering groups. Chris has a proven track record of driving sustainable business growth through the development of competitive and corporate strategies across both defence and commercial sectors.
Chris began his career as an electronics design engineer at Thorn EMI Defence Systems in 1982 before moving to EEO Plc in 1987 and then the Swiss engineering group, SIG Positec as UK General Manager in 1989. In 1995, Chris joined Quadramatic Plc as Marketing and Sales Director before becoming Managing Director at Rhopoint Group in 1999. This lead to his participation in a management buy-in of the specialist electronics group, Sequoia Technology in 2002. In 2006, Chris joined Ultra Electronics to lead the new High Integrity Control Systems team based at CCS and establish a new nuclear business unit to develop Ultra’s capabilities in reactor instrumentation & control through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth. In 2012, Chris took on an encompassing role of Group Nuclear Strategy Director and in 2014, was promoted to Divisional Marketing Director for Aerospace and Infrastructure and then Corporate Marketing Director in June 2017.