Chris has worked in the low carbon & renewables sector following the successful completion of a Master of Science degree in the subjects of renewable energy and low energy architecture in 2001. Upon graduating, Chris joined the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in 2001 where he managed the government’s first multi-technology grant scheme for renewable energy: The Clear Skies programme.
The Clear Skies programme included the approval of products and installation contractors and through the lessons learned MCS was conceived. Chris was a member of the original management team that then developed and launched MCS and he has been heavily involved in MCS ever since as Chair of several technical working groups, as representative of the Solar Trade Association on the Steering Group, and more recently as a Director of the MCS Service Company Ltd.
Chris has also been director of a small renewable energy contractor as well as a senior manager in a large contractor where he managed in excess of 70 staff, so he has a thorough technical understanding of renewable energy technologies and relevant standards. He now provides technical consultancy to a varied range of clients including the MCS but also end-user clients and expert witness services.