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Chris was appointed Chief of Staff at Jaguar Land Rover in June 2021, reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer, and is responsible for collaborating with executive team members to determine and prioritize business strategies as well as leading Jaguar Land Rover’s internal and external communications.

Chris has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, joining Jaguar Land Rover in 2014 as Senior Manager, Global PR Communications, before taking on the position of Responsible Business Director in 2017.

Having started his career in media as a motoring journalist for Auto Express, Chris has always worked in roles related to communications. His career has also included senior roles at automotive media communications agency, Newspress, and Nissan Europe, where he was responsible for developing the OEM’s content strategy across 23 separate markets.

Chris is passionate about learning, particularly in the field of leadership and development. He is highly performance driven having grown up around professional sport, while always being driven to lead with integrity and empathy. 

Outside of work, Chris is busy with his young family, enjoying life in the Midlands of the UK, having grown up in Shropshire. When he finds the time, he enjoys running and socializing with friends in the great outdoors.