Chris graduated as a Pharmacist and completed a PhD in pharmaceutical technology and a MBA a few years later. After working for Glaxo in Canada and the UK in Development and Operations roles, he then join Roche as Head of Pharmacy R&D for the UK.
His career in big pharma continued with a move to AstraZeneca to lead a Pharmaceutical Sciences group. Chris also held a series of international leadership roles in R&D in disciplines including pharmaceutical sciences, oncology global project leadership and project management.
Whilst at AstraZeneca, Chris led the Alderley Park regeneration project which included the site sale and stimulating new business ventures on the site.
With over 26 years of pharmaceutical research and development experience, Chris is now Managing Director of Alderley Park – where world leading science, innovation and stylish living together create a place like no other.