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Chris is currently HR Director at one of the largest international law firms, Gowling WLG. He coaches and develops senior leadership teams and boards, helping them to achieve business success through their people, talent and inclusion strategies. Chris has spent his career in the City working across different sectors, predominantly in complex global international financial services companies as an HR Director and Chief Operating Officer. Chris thrives on change and progress that has a positive purpose. Throughout his career he has encouraged individuals to fulfil their potential, and is proud to have supported apprentice, school leaver and graduate programmes.

He became a Governor of the School in 2021.

Born and educated in Lancaster, Chris moved to St Albans over twenty years ago, having completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Birmingham. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children. His son, Harry, is a pupil at the School. Outside of a busy work life Chris enjoys most sports and travelling.

Chris Oglethorpe