Chris started his career as a teacher of geography in a comprehensive school in Essex in the UK and after three years he moved to a new school in Staffordshire, where he undertook a number of roles including Head of Department, Year Leader, Head of Faculty and Senior Teacher. He won a Fulbright scholarship to study and teach at New York University for a year. In 1993 he made the decision to move into the international field and took up a post in Kenya as Head of Sixth form and Deputy Head in a new British curriculum school. Two years later, he moved to The Bavarian International School, Munich, as I B coordinator, before moving back to Kenya in 1997 as Head of an international boarding school. Currently he is the Principal of British International School, Riyadh.