Chris has more than 25 years of experience working in Human Resources which includes 20 years at senior management level at organisations including The Refugee Council and Greenpeace UK.  Largely working in unionised environments, Chris developed constructive and respectful consultation and employee relations processes, reflecting the values of the organisation. 

Chris studied at the Open University obtaining a BSC Hons and later qualified at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She was a trustee (with particular responsibility for HR), for seven years at a medium sized charity supporting street homelessness, until 2015.