Chris co-founded and chairs Powerful Thinking, and has worked on the project for ten years, co-authoring the Show Must On Report (2015) and launching the Vision:2025 initiative. Chris has worked mostly on a pro-bono basis to date. He began his event career as co-founder and remains Operations Director of Shambala Festival, now in its 20th year. He combines a practical and in-depth knowledge of event management and his varied experience of campaign management to the work of the Vision:2025. He is also an independent sustainability consultant to the music industry. In 2018 Chris was awarded the national P.E.A Green Pioneer Award. He was also awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award by the Association Festival Organisers (AFO) for his campaigning work in the industry.