Chris lives in the moment - not seeing the future as a fixed destination. Instead, he believes his future is created by a series of choices ...
Chris has an uncanny ability to sort through the 'clutter of life' to find the best route forward. He has a natural gift of a 'bird's eye v...
Chris is naturally inquisitive. He is an avid collector of facts. His curiosity extends to information, words, data, books, and quotations...
Balance is important to Chris. He is keenly aware of the need to treat people the same, no matter what their station in life.
Chris does n...
Chris takes psychological ownership for anything he commits to, whether large or small, and feels emotionally bound to follow it through to...
Chris values close relations with his family and friends and enjoys caring and reciprocated relationships.
Chris treats all people the same according to notions of fairness and justice; not letting feelings bias decisions about others; giving everyone a fair chance.
Encouraging a group, of which he is a member, to achieve great things and at the same time maintaining good relations within the group is something Chris values and thrives upon.
Chris enjoys thinking things through and examining them from all sides; not jumping to conclusions; being able to change one's mind in light of evidence; weighing all evidence fairly.
Chris always finishes what he starts; persevering in a course of action in spite of obstacles. He takes great pleasure in completing tasks and “getting it out the door”.
Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He is currently a Business Finance Specialist working with Businesses, Community Interest Companies and Charities across Cornwall to develop and grow their activities to achieve sustainability and maximum productivity.
He is a qualified strategic leader with over 12 years’ experience at a senior management level (CEO) within the charity sector. Chris was invited to represent the national charity and community sector at the Windsor Leadership Program (invite only) and has a 1st Class BA Honours Degree in Professional Development, a Foundation Degree in Human Resources and a Prince 2 Project Management Qualification.
Chris trained as an accountant and worked in the financial industry in London and Birmingham before returning to the Southwest where he became the proprietor of his own businesses. A significant life event forced Chris to re-evaluate his life and his career and he now uses his experience and skills to help others achieve success.
Chris is family guy who loves nothing more than spending valuable time with his two children, wife and family dog.
In 2015, Chris and his family travelled the world for two years starting in a motorhome in France and ending in the jungle of Nicaragua. This experience changed his life and travel is now a very important part of his future.
When he finds a rare moment to himself, Chris likes to cycle, read, watch rugby and work out. He also has a love of history, good whisky and the ocean.
For all of the above reasons, The Porcupine Collection believes Chris is a perfect match for the role of 'Director of Operations'. His natural inherent strengths and skills, together with his experience combine to make him the most suitable person to manage the day to day operations and functions of The Porcupine Collective CIC.