Chris works in the area of ethics, independence, risk and compliance for large accountancy firms, with the intention to ensure that that they are independent in mind and appearance. His roles have covered this from both personal and firm perspectives, including a wider risk management angle as well as the independence rules. In these roles, he has innovated constantly to redevelop processes, systems and controls to best meet the requirements, leading projects and managing people to achieve this.
Chris has been in scouting since he was six years old, as a Beaver, Cub, Scout and a Venture Scout as a young person. Following university, he became an adult volunteer, and has held roles as an Assistant Scout Leader, running his own section as a Cub Leader, group executive roles as Secretary and currently Treasurer and a Trustee of the 9th North Watford Scouts, as well as managing Media and Communications for the Watford North District.
One of Chris’ hobbies is fitness, primarily running, which he has used to raise money for various local charities. To do this, Chris has taken part in races including the London Triathlon and mud and obstacles races. His next challenge is the Watford 10k, raising money for the 9th North Watford Scouts.
Recent Key Achievements
Project managing the introduction of the Revised Ethical Standard, including seeking feedback on the proposed changes from stakeholders across the firm and writing the firm's response to the regulator.
Awarded the Chief Scout's Commendation for Good Service for over ten years of dedicated service to Scouting in Watford to support young people in their personal development.
Took part in the 2019 Watford 10k and completed in a race-time personal best of in 51 minutes and 51 seconds, raising over £100 for charity.
Developing a new query management system for Ethics queries in order to meet regulatory expectations and enhance the monitoring process and increase promptness of responses
Revolutionising media and communications via setting up the use of social media and newsletters as well as producing annual reports for a variety of scouting organisations.
Updating and developing the Ethics Monitoring procedures to ensure the firm meets all requirements and to document to the progress of compliance
- Watford, Hertfordshire, UK