Meet Chris - Our Head of Group Operating Functions & Communications
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Chris Our Head of Group Operating Functions & Communications

Chris has been part of the Howards team for a little over 18 months, he joined the group after working for the Peugeot brand for 19 years. After this amount of time with the manufacturer, he really wanted to work on the retailer side and there was no better place than Howards! We wanted to get to know our Our Head of Group Operating Functions & Communications that little bit more so we've sat down for a quick Q&A.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A Barrister

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

My family and making a move to live on the south coast


Where would you most like to be right now?

In Verona (Italy), sitting in a Piazza, immersed in the culture and enjoying a glass of wine with my wife Josephine


What keeps you awake at night?

I’m obsessed with being busy so I always have multiple projects in play, at night I’m usually thinking about my next project or skill to learn or how to overcome a current challenge.


What is your guiltiest pleasure?

A really good burger, you’ll usually find our go to place for an evening is Hubbox in Dorchester.

What do you owe your parents?

Discipline, work-rate and being involved in sailing from a young age which I have still continued as a fantastic hobby.

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