Educated and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand, Chris came to Guernsey in 1998.
His fund and risk management experience started when he joined Close Fund Services Limited in 2001 where he became Operations Director in 2005. During this period Chris reviewed their fund clients documenting structure and process in order to implement new operational procedures leading to a more focused risk based approach for the business. Reviews included the specific areas of pricing, NAV production, pricing risks and dealing with the fund advisors on a frequent basis. These funds included asset types such as, but not limited to, property, debt, fund of funds, sovereign debt and private equity.
In August 2007 Chris joined Investec Administration Services Limited which was subsequently sold to PraxisIFM as part of Investec’s sale of the business in 2009, all clients moved with the acquisition.
Chris moved from operations to Managing Director of International Fund Management in 2009 to focus primarily on current management roles and developing future opportunities in the areas of fund management, risk management and AIFMD/UCITS’ solutions. He continues to sit on a number of fund and general partner boards and oversees all management services undertaken by IFM including adherence to distribution rules and investor reporting.
In January 2020 Chris was appointed Group Head of Funds.