Chris leads on all business and commercial matters, including the day-to-day running of the Club, at Aston Villa and has been in post since May 2023.
He also serves as Chief Executive, representing the Club with all Premier League, FA and UEFA matters.
As part of his remit, Chris is responsible for devising and implementing Aston Villa’s domestic and global strategy which encompasses brand, content and commercial and also includes summer tours and merchandising distribution.
He also takes charge of building out Villa Park’s non-matchday repertoire, adding events, concerts and various other programming to make the venue a year-round, world-class destination.
Chris leads on the literal building out of the stadium too, heading up modifications projects for Villa Park and the Club’s training ground, Bodymoor Heath.
He brings his skillset into the Premier League arena after over 30 years of sports industry experience in his native USA, where he was most recently President of National Basketball Association franchise the Phildelphia 76ers.
During his time in Philadelphia, he rejuvenated the sales and branding operations which saw record broken, a commercial growth of over 30 per cent and over 200 consecutive home matches sold out.
Prior to his time with the 76ers, he held leadership roles at the National Basketball Association and at Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls.