Chris trained as a Physical Education Teacher before studying for a Master’s Degree. Chris’ teaching career began at Roade Secondary School in Northamptonshire. Alongside teaching he led a project to develop school based sports development initiatives and full community access to the facilities. Since joining Sport England, Chris has led work around improving sporting opportunities for young people and the use of sport in achieving social outcomes. Chris was the Strategic Lead for all of Sport England’s work in the East region. Recently Chris became the Executive Director for Local Delivery at Sport England leading the work of all the local outreach teams. Chris continues to be actively involved in a variety of sports as a volunteer and participant.