Director of Finance at the University of Birmingham
Chris joined the University of Birmingham as Director of Finance in December 2014. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, with extensive strategic financial management experience gained in the commercial sector. He has been a Finance Director for over 15 years and also has experience of corporate finance, project management, internal and external audit.
He joined the University from GKN, where during his 15 year career he worked in a variety of roles, across the powder metallurgy, automotive and off-highway sectors. His final role at GKN was as the Finance Director of the GKN Land Systems division. In addition to GKN, Chris has also worked for other international businesses including Cobham, HSBC and Price Waterhouse.
His wide ranging international experience has included financial responsibility for businesses in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, and involved secondments overseas to the USA and Sweden.