Chris is Chair of the Money Charity and the Equity Release Council Standards Board and the Lending Standards Board, and Vice-Chair of the Financial Inclusion Commission. Chris was until recently Head of UK Public Affairs with Kreab Gavin Anderson, having been formerly a Member of Parliament, serving in the Treasury Ministerial team and as Work and Pensions Minister. After leaving Westminster, Chris chaired a Cabinet Office Public Body, held a non-executive role with HMRC and was Director at the Financial Services Authority.
 
He has been Honorary Visiting Professor at two universities and is author and contributor to several books on taxation, social policy and inequality.