Chris joined Wade Macdonald as Managing Director in January 2018.
Chris is responsible for all operations within Wade Macdonald, but as a hands-on Managing Director, he has never forgotten his roots and is more often than not helping out the team with the recruitment of our clients’ roles.
Starting out in recruitment in 1999, Chris spent just under 20 years with a corporate recruiter. To start with he recruited accounting professionals for organisations across the Thames Valley before quickly moving into a management position. For the last 10 years with the organisation, he held a number of different directorship roles, running teams of finance and HR recruiters across wide regions. He also spent many evenings presenting for professional institutes including ACCA, CIMA, CIPD, CIPP and CICM.
Chris’s main passion at work is changing the ‘status quo’ of how recruitment companies are run. He has a strong belief that work-life balance is both achievable and essential in order for people to both perform at their best and provide the best possible service to clients and candidates. He enjoys seeing people progress and takes a lead role in the training and development of consultants.
Outside of work, Chris is a sociable fellow who enjoys catching up with the friends he made from school, university and during his working life. He has two teenage children and is a keen player of many sports.
“I have known Chris for 18 years. He helped get me my first few jobs whilst I was studying and then his team helped me get my first roles after qualification. Since then he has always been on hand to offer advice when I am recruiting or with general market information. Chris has an extremely high knowledge of the local market, always gives honest advice and along with that approaches his job not just professionally but with unique humour!”Commercial Finance Manager
"Chris has built up a fantastic knowledge of what it takes to be successful in recruitment. His main strength is delivering for clients and candidates across all forms of recruitment and building teams that are great at achieving the same. He is driven, hardworking and professional with great desire to deliver great customer service. Chris is an asset to any organisation."Recruitment Director