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Chris, who has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Building for 35 years, currently leads the Design Group for NPS South West, which includes architects, project managers and quantity surveyors.

One of the three operational directors on the senior management team, he has worked in consultancy for 40 years. He gained extensive public sector and commercial sector experience working as an architectural technologist and building surveyor before taking on a management role.

A selection of projects he has delivered include Exmouth Community College, an expansion project worth £3 million; Southbrook School, a modular building, where the project was valued at £500,000, and Lucombe House, an office block refurbishment worth £3.6 million.

For Cornwall Council, he was backlog maintenance lead on project worth £10 million, and for Exeter City FC, worked on the 3G training pitch (£900,000) and new modular pavilion (£2.2 million). Chris also worked on the refurbishment of Exeter International Airport (£400,000), the expansion of St Andrews Primary School (£1.5 million) and the expansion of Ivybridge College (£2.3 million).

He has actively supported the joint venture between Devon CC and NPS South West, delivering their strategic objectives and, as an active member of the operations board, has contributed to the formation of frameworks for Devon CC, enabling its work to be delivered more efficiently.

Solution-focused and confident at finding a pathway to success, I am skilled at working with clients in delivering their aspirations. My varied skillset and wide experience enable me to lead and support my team for the benefit of my clients.

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