Chris joined Chance to Shine in December 2023, bringing with him wide experience from the world of education and research. He has worked extensively in fields such as teacher development, qualitative research, materials development and capacity building. He has worked predominantly in marginalised and underrepresented communities, both in the UK and overseas, in countries such as Nigeria, Nepal, Somaliland, Lebanon and Palestine. Prior to joining Chance to Shine, he worked on a large-scale British Council programme in Poland and Romania focusing on supporting Ukrainian teachers. 

He is a self-confessed cricket tragic, plying his trade for the Star CC in Bath twice a week during the summer as an aggressive, agricultural batter and gobby wicketkeeper. He also won his heat on Mastermind with “Lord’s Cricket Ground” as his specialist subject. 

He has a doctorate in education from the University of Bath and knows Jack Leach’s test bowling average to two decimal places.