16 years as commercial and finance director at the Watergate Bay group of companies, Chris is responsible for the HR, IT, sustainability and legal work for the group, as well as being the lead on all things financial. As a founding director of Fifteen Cornwall, Chris was a director from 2006 until 2015, including periods as interim CEO of its parent charity, the Cornwall Food Foundation, giving him a strong knowledge of third sector finances and structures.
With Chris leading on sustainability, Watergate Bay has operated on 100% renewable electricity for the last 8 years, and benefits from the installation of solar thermal, combined heat and power units, and an integrated building management system. Recycling rates have reached over 65% and water usage has been reduced by a third. All this has been achieved alongside the growth of the business.
Chris is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.