As director of global impact, Chris leads HelpAge’s engagement with global network members and partners with support of regional representatives. Through working as a supporter and convener on partner-led programmes, he drives growth, influence, and impact for HelpAge’s different portfolios of work – income security, healthy ageing, inclusive humanitarian action, and society for all ages – in advancing the wellbeing, dignity and voice of older people.
Chris has over 40 years of experience in the humanitarian and development sector, and has held different roles ranging between Regional Representative for Eurasia and the Middle East, Regional Director, Deputy Regional Director, Country Director, and Advocacy / Programme Quality Director at multiple organisations and at different times.
He developed a body of environmental protection work with children in the Caribbean and authored a publication involving children and local communities in environmental protection and wildlife management, focusing on experiences in Cuba, Haiti, and Jamaica.
Chris received the OBE Award – Orders of Knighthood, at St James’s Palace in London (United Kingdom) in recognition of his humanitarian work in Zimbabwe with Save the Children during the height of the land crisis.