I have lived in Alcester with my wife Jennifer for over twenty years, through two floods, but still very much enjoying being here. We have five grown up children, three daughters, two sons and seven grandsons.
In my professional life I have worked in child and adolescent psychiatry, been employed in three local universities, taught and held honorary posts in America, Africa, Australia, Asia and various other European countries. I have special memories of working in community health in rural Kenya. I have been a member of many local, national and international committees, chairing a fair number, including being President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, BABCP recently awarded me an Honorary Fellowship. I have acted as an organisational consultant within the EU and worked with several UK Government Committees and agencies as well as with commercial organisations. I am currently Emeritus Professor in Psychotherapy at the University of Derby, where I am also a member of the University Court.
Since being co-opted onto ATC in August 2013 and elected in 2015 I have been Chair of the Community Care Committee, Deputy Chair of the Planning Committee, Member of the Community Safety working group and a small task group working on the Alcester Neighbourhood Development Plan and the Alcester Town Plan. I am currently Chair of the Alcester Health & Well-being Committee. I was elected as Deputy Mayor after the elections of May 2015 and was very proud to be Mayor of Alcester from May 2016.
Since being in Alcester, I have been very fortunate to have worked alongside some great people on the Boards of Advantage Alcester and more recently Vision for Alcester. Both AA and VfA were involved with many other committed individuals, groups and organisations, who together managed to secure a considerable amount of funding and facilitate many projects to enhance the social and economic life of Alcester. I have been Chair of Alcester Dementia Café and Vice-Chair of Alcester Youth Project.
Contact Chris on: 07850 026155