Chris Lake

Senior Consultant, Leadership Development

Chris joined The King's Fund in 2009 with a history of leadership and organisational development preceded by a line management career in retail. He was Executive MBA Director and Assistant Director for organisational development and leadership at Roffey Park Institute, and remains visiting faculty on the Institute's MSc in People and Organisational Development. More recently, Chris led a co-operative of development OD professionals working with client organisations across private and commercial sectors.

Chris's particular expertise is in the field of leadership and organisation development, having a strong track record in leadership development programmes, academic study, senior team facilitation, coaching executives and consultancy. A development professional and coach for 15 years, Chris has worked with organisations to help them become fit for the strategic challenges they face. He has also helped individuals and teams grow in understanding of both themselves and their business. Much of his experience has been gained with international groups working in the UK, USA, and across Europe and the Middle East.

Chris holds a degree in management and an MBA, both with a focus on organisational behaviour. He is also alumnus of the Columbia (New York) University Advanced Program in Organization Development and Human Resources Management. A Fellow of both the Chartered Management Institute and the RSA, Chris has been a governor of three schools and chair of governors of two.