Chris joins 42 Technology with a wealth of experience in international business development and strategic management, and will play an important advisory role as the company accelerates into a new phase of growth and development.
“42 Technology is very fortunate to have someone with Chris’s exceptional business acumen, track record of success, and strategic insight join our board. He has worked as a client, consultant and on the boards of several companies, and will help bring fresh perspectives and new ideas to our board-level discussions. Chris has in-depth knowledge of industrial and FMCG markets too, which will be invaluable as we continue adding more of the world’s leading industrial and consumer brands to our existing client list,” said Dr Jon Spratley, managing director of 42 Technology.
Before developing his portfolio career Chris spent almost 13 years at Rolls-Royce, where he was responsible for the strategy and development of its non-aerospace businesses, and 11 years with management consultancy Arthur D Little advising on innovation and growth strategies for technology-based businesses.
He stepped back from corporate life in 2012 and since then has established his own strategic consultancy advising both private and public sector organisations, and has served on the boards of several companies. In addition to his new role at 42 Technology, Chris is a non-executive director with British Engines Group, a family-owned £200 million turnover engineering components company, and with CompAp AS, a Czech-based electronics controls company.
In his spare time Chris is actively involved in the Karoo Ridge Conservancy, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, which was set up six years ago to help conserve and regenerate the diverse wildlife, landscape and natural habitats of the region.
Image: Chris (right) with Dr Jon Spratley.