Chris Harris

Role: Director of Finance And Operations at Diocese of London

Country: UK

Nationality: UK

Biography

Chris graduated from the London School of Economics and trained as an accountant with the NHS. He spent three years in Cairo as the volunteer finance director of a media organisation and on his return to the UK has specialised in the charity sector, working for the Shaftesbury Society, Action for Blind People and CIPFA.

He has over twenty five years’ experience in non-profit and public services including at Director level. His primary achievements have been through implementing strategic change, providing coherence and balance to senior teams, and ensuring that resources are applied appropriately to the objectives of the organisation. He has a masters degree in charity finance and a strong interest in professional development, founding the CIPFA Charity Panel and the CIPFA Certificate in Charity Finance at London South Bank University.

He was a member of the UK Charity SORP committee between 2006 and 2011and he is the contact for the Charity Finance Group Managing Financial Difficulties Helpline.

Chris joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2011, providing specialist support to charities, social enterprises and businesses requiring assistance for one-off projects, and was appointed the Director of Finance And Operations at Diocese of London in 2020.

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