As the Chief Collaboration Officer of HHERF, Chris plays a vital role in building and maintaining partnerships that support our mission of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). With extensive experience in business development and relationship management, Chris is responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with organizations that can help us achieve our goals both within the healthcare industry and beyond. Chris works closely with the HHERF leadership team to ensure that our programs and initiatives are aligned with the goals and objectives of our partners, and that we are making a meaningful impact on the lives of people around the world. With his expertise in collaboration and relationship management, Chris plays a critical role in helping HHERF to achieve its vision of making quality healthcare accessible to all.
Christopher is a highly experienced senior executive, with a long-standing successful track record in business generation, management and relationship development across both the UK and Internationally. Being a driven, energetic and motivated leader with exceptional leadership and delivery skills, his career has been influenced by many years playing professional rugby at club, county and divisional levels.
Christopher is well known for exceptional account management, business development, strategy development and implementation as well as planning and implementation of business development processes. In his last role as the Managing Director of the Royal Buckinghamshire Group, he was able to turn around an existing healthcare business from £1 million turnover and negative profit to £6 million turnover with profitability, develop the interest of other group businesses, creating a world-wide recognised rehabilitation offering and delivering high class, integrated and transitional care.
He was instrumental in redesigning the patient acquisition strategy to build sustainable and cash flow-positive introductory sources. In addition, he worked closely with clinical and management teams to introduce ‘new ways of doing’ that have improved patient flow and outcomes. He personally contributed to bringing in £24.1 million worth of revenue to the business unit over his 5 years tenure.
For more than 30 years, he has served in various roles and responsibilities across different organisations and domains, including and not limited to Healthcare, Learning and Education, Insurance, Tourism, Trading and more.