Associate Director

Experience

Chris is a chartered accountant with over eight years' experience of advising corporate, charity, social enterprise and public sector clients undertaking a range of transactions including acquisitions, corporate disposals, mergers, new business development, fundraisings and social impact bonds. Since 2009, Chris has worked alongside Jim Clifford OBE to undertake social impact evaluations for over 25 organisations. Chris has in-depth experience of a range of sectors including social care, education and skills, health, leisure and fitness, housing, renewable energy, arts and creative industries.

Examples of recent work

  • Worked alongside Jim Clifford OBE during the creation of the 'It’s all about me' adoption social impact bond
  • Strategic and financial options appraisal and viability review for an organisation considering a merger offer
  • Financial due diligence and deal advisory support on behalf of a charity client during an acquisition
  • Financial due diligence on behalf of a charity considering participation in a social investment fund
  • Financial, outcomes and risk advisory services to Trust Thamesmead during its merger with Peabody Trust
  • Financial advisory and business planning support to a charity considering establishing a new social enterprise
  • Financial advice to Tudor Hall school on its acquisition of the Carrdus School, including advisory support during a bank fundraising to fund the transaction
  • Strategic options analysis for a housing association in relation to its care and support operations
  • Financial and strategic advice to a public sector body during a corporate restructuring
  • Cost comparison and social impact studies for the National Association of Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools

Qualifications and career

  • University of Essex, English and European Law, 2004
  • Joined Baker Tilly Corporate Finance, 2005
  • Qualified as a chartered accountant, 2009