Chris has 30 years experience in the Automotive, Aerospace and Rail Industries with the majority of that being in the Automotive sector. In his early career, Chris spent 7 years with Ford working in Light Truck Engineering which was followed by 17 years at Hawtal Whiting and Wagon plc. As Technical Director, he had overall responsibility for development through to production of a number of projects including a Mazda sports car, a lightweight chassis for Jaguar and the Honda Civic estate car. More recently he was an Associate Director for Arup which involved a year long assignment managing Arup’s office in Detroit, and then Program Management of two large Aerospace projects. Prior to taking on the role of Program Director on the t-001 project, Chris was a Senior Program Manager at Ricardo.