Chris joined Social Finance in 2015. He leads strands of work within the Impact Incubator, which partners with foundations to develop sustainable, scaleable solutions to entrenched social problems.
Prior to joining, Chris was Group Operations Director and Director of Oasis UK at Oasis Charitable Trust, a large group of charities which supports individuals and communities across the UK. At Oasis, Chris led on strategic finance, ensuring the overall sustainability of the different parts of the group, and advising on projects and new initiatives. He also managed the organisation’s central operations, led on fundraising, governance and legal issues and its trading and social enterprise activities. Previously Chris worked for 7 years with the national homelessness charity Crisis, as a project manager and as Head of New Projects Delivery. He started his career as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch, originating equity-linked and derivative projects. He holds a BA in Economics and Management from Oxford University and an MSc in Development Management from the Open University.