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Christopher graduated from the University of Oxford with a 1st in Engineering Science and later completed a D.Phil. in Control Engineering. His career developed at Unilever through Control Engineering research to leading Unilever’s Global Control Engineering Group with responsibility for control systems strategy across all Unilever business units.

In 2001, he was appointed business process manager as part of Unilever’s global implementation of Procure to Pay (P2P) technology, building upon the engineering standardisation he had achieved and allowing him to apply his experience within a broader supply chain setting. In 2006, he joined Aviva to lead a global transformation of procurement technology and then, in 2011, he moved into consulting, supporting process and technology transformation programmes within Procurement.

Throughout his career, he has maintained academic contacts including an honorary lectureship at Liverpool University Management School. He has a keen interest in change management applied to technology and process and is a regular blogger in this area. He has an MBA from Henley Management College and is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering & Technology (FIET).

He is currently semi-retired  and is Chair of the IET Manufacturing Technical Network.