local government in 1972 at Doncaster and
qualified as a CIPFA accountant in 1976.
After working at Derby
as Chief Auditor he then joined Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1982
rejoined local government in 1987 at Hampshire County Council with a particular
brief on business planning. That position also led to some interesting
assignments, including being appointed as an Adviser to the States of Guernsey
was appointed County Treasurer at Somerset
in 1991 and held that post until it was abolished in 2004 and he was
reappointed as Corporate Director of Resources with responsibilities including
Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Property, Customer Services
and Contract Services.
that time he led some particularly important corporate projects, including the
Somerset Waste Project – the first flexible public: private partnership in the
County Council’s Equality Champion, he led the County Council to Level 3 of the
previously been a lead financial adviser to the Local Government Association,
representing County Council interests, and is a past President of the Society
of County Treasurers.
Chris has always been active on professional matters, initially
from being a CIPFA examiner and has now been an elected member of CIPFA Council
for the last 10 years.