Chris Brindley MBE
Non Executive Director
029 2167 4422
Chris is one of the UK's foremost business leaders, and in 2017, was recognised by the Institute of Directors as the UK's Non Executive Director of the Year.
He is Founder of Developing Winners in Life, a Non Executive Director of the Rugby Football League (RFL), Leadership Coach at Metro Bank and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Manchester Football Association and also Switch the Play. Chris is Chair at Sport and Dance Group, whose many brands include, Becky Adlington Swim Stars, Beth Tweddle's Total Gymnastics and Steve Parry's Total Swimming. Chris has until recently been Chair of one of the UK's leading charities, GreaterSport for which he was honoured with a Special Recognition award at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards in November 2017.
Until August 2015, he served as Managing Director of Metro Bank, the first high street bank to open in the UK for over 170 years. Here, he grew the business to 36 stores, £4bn deposits and £2.5bn lending, with customer service scores being some of the highest seen globally. He has previously held executive roles within NatWest and British Gas.
He is not a theorist, but a skilled and experienced practitioner. He is a leading authority on Sales Management, Customer Experience, Employee Engagement & Satisfaction; particularly within organisations where change is a feature. His strengths include building high performing teams, enhancing productivity through employee engagement and situational leadership. He is able to operate from Board level to individual executive coaching.
He inspires change through his comprehensive knowledge of the practice of coaching and leadership and utilises a Balanced Business scorecard approach to build compelling visions of the future for both organisations and individuals alike.
His success is a result of a unique set of experiences including working with Olympic athletes and using sport as the inspirational learning model to inspire success within business. He has also worked extensively with academics from leading business schools as well as executives, managers and team leaders within global PLCs.
Chris is passionate about creating a long term sustainable performance culture that will continue long after he has completed his work with the organisation or individual.
His accolades include Britain's Best Boss, Most Outstanding Workplace at the National Business Awards (judged by IiP), Sales & Marketing Director of the Year (three consecutive years), Sales Leader of the Year at the National Sales Awards and Finalist - Lifetime Achievement at the National Customer Service Awards.
Chris is an accomplished speaker and is in demand across Europe, Africa and Australia to share his successes.