Chris is a primary care business consultant with a postgraduate qualification in health economics. His career started in the voluntary sector at Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in 1978, and from 1989 he was an associate partner at a large GP practice in North Yorkshire. In 1996 he established Acton Shapiro Consultancy and Research and later the Primary Care Partnership Ltd. Chris has vast experience in preparing feasibility and option appraisals, service planning and procurement. He regularly travels to visit projects in Africa to ensure that the charity funds are being used appropriately and effectively as directed by the trustees. Chris is also a keen runner.