Chris is Co-Director of Leading Communities. His work focuses on leadership and change in complex systems with a particular interest in applying and adapting insights from social movements and adaptive leadership. In addition to academic teaching, Chris consults extensively in the UK, Europe and the US working across public, private, voluntary and community bodies seeking to support progress on complex social challenges.
Chris is a Senior Associate Fellow at the Institute of Local Government Studies at the University of Birmingham where he runs the Leadership in Public Services module on the MSc in Public Management and is a Faculty member on the National Graduate Development Programme for Local Government. Chris is also an Associate with the King’s Fund and a Systems Enabler with The Leadership Centre.