Chris trained in London and worked for a time as a chiropodist and service manager in the NHS before widening his horizons for 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He then set up and developed private podiatry practices in Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks, during which time he developed a special interest in biomechanics. He is registered with the Health Professions Council as a Podiatrist and Chiropodist.

Chris is a keen sailor, holding a commercially endorsed yachtmaster certificate, and he enjoys skiing.

Chris is also a Senior Honorary Steward at Westminster Abbey.