Non-Executive Director/Senior Independent Director
Chris initially worked as a staff nurse in Manchester Royal Infirmary in the 1980s and subsequently became a social worker, based in a community team in central Manchester. She went on to hold a number of key senior leadership positions across Manchester City Council’s Children, Family and Community Services (1992-2009).
She joined Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council in 2009 as Director for Social Care and Health and since October 2012 has been the Director for Safeguarding and Prevention, responsible for the multiagency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children’s Unit and all Integrated Children’s Services including Social Care, Health, Youth Offending , Drug and Alcohol services, parent support and Early Intervention teams.
Chris is also currently Chair of the Greater Manchester Teaching Partnership and represents the GM Directors of Children’s Services on a number of GM reform boards, including the GM Mental Health Executive and also the GM Start Well board.