Chris is the Business Development Manager for the UK. His role is focussed on identifying stakeholders who are seeking investment, transformation and growth as well as areas within high growth companies, private equity and funds which would benefit from original solutions. A key aspect of this is the creation of the ‘roadmap into the launchpad’ service which he is overseeing in the UK. The goal is to maximise the global offering within the firm, so that clients have commercial confidence, clarity and flexibility.
He is the founding member of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) Green Shoots Scotland. The EISA is the national body for tax-efficient investment and Green Shoots is a subsidiary tailored to the emerging stars within venture capital in the UK with branches in London, Manchester and Scotland.
He was educated at the universities of Heriot Watt (MA), Edinburgh (LLB) and Glasgow (LLM). At Edinburgh he was the second President of the Commercial Law Society, an innovative society which secured support from the legal profession across the world and has helped traditional and non-traditional legal students secure employment in leading law firms across the world. He maintains an active interest in the success of this endeavour.