Chris, who joined ACL as MD in 2010, has nearly 30 years of aviation industry experience. He started his career at British Airways (BA) where he held a number of senior commercial positions in both passenger and cargo divisions, and for a time sat on the Board of Global Freight Exchange – an on-line booking portal for air freight. After leaving BA, Chris established his own consultancy business working with a range of clients including airports, airlines, logistics companies and investors, before being invited to lead ACL . During eight years at ACL Chris focused on developing the company’s overall customer offering with renewed focuses on customer service and technical capability. This resulted in significant international expansion, including new airports in continental Europe, Canada and New Zealand, including opening offices in Auckland and Dubai. Chris remains influential in the development of aviation policy, acting as an informal adviser (and occasional critical friend) to regulators at both national and EU level. Chris also served on the Boards of European Airport Coordinators Association (EUACA) and Worldwide Airport Coordinators Group (WWACG) and was a member of IATA's Joint Slots Advisory Group (JSAG). . Chris is a graduate of Lancaster University, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Member of the Institution of Royal Engineers. Chris also holds a commission in the Engineer & Logistic Staff Corps, a group of industry leaders who provide specialist advice to the UK armed forces.