Chris brings more than 20 years’ experience at Executive and Board level across a range of sectors, including government, education, energy, health, transport, defence and infrastructure. The breadth of Chris’s experience will help to cement Arcadis’ leading position in the region, with Chris having previously led ground-breaking initiatives with innovative funding approaches, both large-scale and transformational in nature.
Chris joins Arcadis from the global professional services and technology company KBR, where he was Regional Director for the North-West. With a strong grounding in the region, across both public and private sectors, Chris has previously held Regional Director and Partner positions at Mouchel and Hornagold & Hills, as well as Managing Director at the Impact Partnership, 2020 Liverpool and 2020 Knowsley, joint venture companies between Mouchel and Rochdale, Liverpool and Knowsley Councils respectively.
Commenting on his appointment, Chris said:
“There are so many exciting growth and investment opportunities across the city and city region and, with Liverpool playing a key role in the Northern Powerhouse agenda, the potential for long term prosperity is huge. In fact, Arcadis’s recent Investing in Britain report identified Liverpool as one of the UK’s leading hot spots for growth, with major strengths including not just it’s infrastructure and the quality and affordability of housing supply, but also a positive business environment and the strength of the city brand.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the Arcadis team and building on these strong foundations to ensure that the benefits and opportunities from the northern growth agenda can be fully realised right across this dynamic region.”
Jonathan Moore, Arcadis City Executive for Manchester and board member of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership member, added:
“Chris is a key strategic appointment for Arcadis and signals our intent to support and drive forward the regional growth agenda. Closely aligning with the aims and objectives of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, where Chris’s strategic input will be invaluable, he brings huge experience and knowledge of a region that remains a major focus area for our business moving forward.”