Partner Development Director
Chris is responsible for building and managing long-term “win-win-win” relationships with accountants and accountancy firms to jointly help clients take advantage of the services Catax offers as part of their overall client service and business development strategy.
Chris joined Catax in 2020 and in addition to building his own partner portfolio has been responsible for developing our highly flexible partnership programme to suit varying partner needs.
In 1996 Chris left the IT industry to become one of the first sales directors in the UK accountancy sector and subsequently has driven significant organic growth at 3 well-known firms and acted as an external consultant for several other professional services organisations. He has also built and managed several client portfolios from scratch as a fee-earner and launched and integrated new advisory services to improve client engagement and drive income.
Chris originally trained in engineering and holds an MBA qualification from Imperial College. He is committed to helping partners grow and leverages his previous experiences, also including several start-ups, to achieve this.
Outside of work, Chris follows sports and is a keen walker. As a North London exile, though actively trying to secure his Yorkshire passport, he still supports Tottenham Hotspur and Saracens. His children have now all flown the nest and he is waiting for the next generation to arrive.