Chris moved to Cambridgeshire in 1988 – he and his wife Peta live in the small village of Snailwell.
Chris is Managing Director of Deyton Bell, the Cambridge based commercial and economic development specialists he founded in 2005 to support leading global public, private and not for profit organisations.
Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (FISMM) and Senior Visiting Fellow in International Business at Anglia Ruskin University. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Veterans & Families Institute for Military Social Research, a Trustee of Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and a member of Snailwell PCC.
He has previously served as Chairman of IoD Cambridgeshire, Chairman of IoD East of England, Chairman of EEIDB Limited and as Chairman or as a member of various other business focussed groups.
Chris became a rowing enthusiast in 1973 and has participated at events across the UK since then. He is currently Vice President of the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association and a British Rowing Umpire. He has previously served as President of Rob Roy Boat Club and as Senior Coach of Wolfson College Women’s Boat Club.
Chris was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 2018.