Chris has been Chief Executive of Landex ‘Land Based Colleges Aspiring to Excellence’ since February 2011.
Prior to that, he was Principal & Chief Executive of Moulton College in Northamptonshire: a post that he held from 1992 until 2011. Moulton College was Ofsted “Outstanding” and a Beacon College from 2004, and in 2011 it was one of the largest independent providers of specialist further and higher education in the UK.
In December 2010, Moulton College was awarded Best Companies ‘2* status’, and was the highest ranked college in the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Places to Work in the Public and Charity Sectors’.
After a short time in industry he was Head of a Science Department and Housemaster in a Secondary School, before holding posts as Senior Warden, Development Manager and Vice-Principal in Land Based Colleges. He has a particular interest in the application of business principles to the management of colleges and was awarded an OBE in the 2007 New Year honours list for services to further education and training.
Previously a member of the AoC, PPC and EMFEC boards, and chair of a UTC, Chris is currently a director and trustee of the Agri-Food Charities Partnership (AFCP) and a governor of Hartpury College and the Grange School at Daventry.
Besides representing the land-based sector with a wide range external organisations, he is a member of the Land Based Education and Training Committee (LE-TEC), the Horticulture Round Table, and the AgriSkills Forum management committees: he is a director and trustee of the National Land Based College (NLBC) and Land Based Learning Ltd.
His principal leisure interests alongside his family are his Morgan sports car, and watching as much rugby and cricket as possible!