Chris was appointed as Centrica plc Group Chief Executive in April 2020. He previously served as Group Chief Financial Officer from November 2018. Chris is an experienced listed company chief financial officer with considerable experience of complex, multi-national organisations, not only in the energy sector but also in technology led engineering and services industries. Prior to joining Centrica, Chris was group chief financial officer of both Smiths Group plc and Vesuvius plc, and a non-executive director of Foseco India Ltd, an Indian-listed supplier to the foundry industry. From 2006 to 2012 Chris held various senior finance roles with BG Group plc, including chief financial officer of Europe and Central Asia, prior to which he held a number of senior roles with Royal Dutch Shell plc in the UK, the US and Nigeria, and with Ernst & Young. Chris studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow, is a Chartered Accountant, and holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Management at Duke University.