Vice Chair / Lay Member

Chris has three decades of experience in NHS management, holding a number of chief executive positions.  She was Chief Executive of Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority from 2002 – 2006.  She ran her own consultancy business for seven years specialising in board development.   For twelve years, until March 2017, she was chair of Skills for Health and Justice, a charity and company limited by guarantee. The organisation works with employers across the majority of public services in the U.K. focusing  on improving workforce skills and productivity. 

Chris is also chair of Alternative Futures Group, a charity providing supported living and independent treatment/ recovery services to people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. 

Chris is a qualified executive coach and has an MA in management learning from the University of Lancaster.