| Non-Executive Director, Delta Auto Group
Chris has 40 years of experience in the automotive industry having served, in numerous executive positions, during his distinguished and uninterrupted career with General Motors / Vauxhall & Opel, in the UK, Germany, Russia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
As Marketing Director of Vauxhall Motors in England, Chris was responsible for the implementation of the highly successful 'Network Q' strategy for used vehicles as well as the introduction of the 'GM Credit Card' into the UK market, and the launch of several new Vauxhall models. Chris also secured the 'Network Q' sponsorship of the International UK Rally, and managed Vauxhall's race and rally teams.
Chris was appointed as General Commercial Director for Opel Southeast Europe and established GME's first cluster operation in Europe with 9 countries being run from GM in Budapest, and initiated a drive to sell vehicles manufactured in Hungary, to China.
As General Commercial Director of GM CIS, Chris oversaw activities and the rapid growth of 5 GM brands in Russia, and was a team member of the joint venture project established between GM and AvtoVaz.
Chris then served as Executive Director, Central & Eastern Europe General Motors Europe, responsible for the management of GM's brands in those markets, which included Opel and Chevrolet. The region had 800 GM dealer locations across 29 countries including: Poland, Russia and Turkey, and Chris was recognized by 'Automotive News Europe' as a 'Eurostar' and received the 'Autobest Jury' award 'ManBest', for services to the industry.
Chris was appointed as Executive Director for International & Commercial Vehicle Operations Opel/Vauxhall in 2009, responsible for managing Opel's business outside of Europe supplying products and components to over 30 countries. He was also responsible for several aspects of the Opel Light Commercial Vehicle Operations including: program management, sales & marketing, and the joint ventures and partner relationships with other manufacturers.
Chris retired from the General Motors organisation in 2010 and returned to the UK after several years abroad.