Chris joined Abu Dhabi Finance in 2009 and is responsible for overall strategy execution, leadership and
management at Abu Dhabi Finance.Chris is an experienced Chartered Accountant with local and
international financial services experience, having spent 7 years in the UAE, and with two decades
diverse industry experience across the retail, commercial, and corporate banking and insurance sectors
abroad.Chris was awarded ICAEW Middle East Chartered Accountant of the year in 2012. Under his leadership
Abu Dhabi Finance received the awards of “Best Home Finance Product” at the 2013 & 2014 Banker Middle
East Product Awards and “Best Home Finance Company” at the 2013 Banker Middle East Industry Awards.
Chris has developed strong partnerships with UAE government agencies with responsibility for development
of the UAE economy and enjoys developing and providing coaching to Emirati talent and diverse multicultural
teams.Prior to joining Abu Dhabi Finance, Chris was Head of Internal Audit and Interim CEO at the National
Bank of Fujairah in 2007, and he was Director of Compliance and Operational Risk Management for Retail
Banking Operations in Europe for Bank of America, where he exhibited his international leadership skills as
he directed a team of 60 people across the European region.Chris holds a BA Hons in Geography from
Liverpool University, UK, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants
England & Wales).In between work and family commitments he enjoys Triathlon, having recently completed
the Abu Dhabi Short Course International Triathlon event.