Chris is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with over 25 years’ experience in the Retail Fashion Industry. He spent 10 years in the Arcadia Group in a number of senior finance roles at director level. In 2001 he was Finance Director of Rubicon Retail and one of the management team which acquired Principles and Warehouse through a management buy-out from Arcadia. In 2009 he was one of the founding partners and principal investors of Mint Velvet. He has recently retired from the Board of the British Fashion Council after 9 years as Non-Executive Treasurer and was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to the British Fashion Industry.
When asked why he became a Trustee, Chris said:
“I have lived in Buckinghamshire for over 20 years and my family have grown up here but I have spent the majority of my professional career working outside the community. When I saw an opportunity to do something within the community, I was delighted to have the chance to join Rennie Grove.”