Chris grew up in Zimbabwe and South Africa, he studied medicine in Cape Town, and had a spell in the South African Air Force as a doctor and pilot, before specialising in anaesthetics.

He and his family (wife and 4 children) emigrated to the UK where he took up a consultant post at YDH, where he remained until retirement in 2019. During this time he was, at various times, College Tutor, Chair of Senior Staff and Clinical Director of Anaesthetics and ITU, and was involved in several quality improvement projects. He is an active musician and sportsman.

Chris feels a strong loyalty to YDH. He hopes that his medical background and insight into how the hospital operates will help him to serve the community and hospital.