Christopher Stephens

Senior Associate
Chris Stephens Verita Consultancy Ltd

Christopher Stephens CBE is a corporate governance consultant. He is an experienced chairman and NED with public, private and third sector bodies. In addition, Christopher has had worldwide business experience working for a variety of multinational companies.

Currently, he is chairman of the DHL Foundation and a NED of Power to Change, a charity focused on supporting community business action. In September 2017, he was appointed as an Independent NED of OCS, the family-owned facilities management services company. From 2011 to 2016, Christopher was chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission. In 2016, he was awarded a CBE for services to the Judiciary. Prior to this, he was a member of the Senior Salaries Review Board and a Civil Service commissioner.

His commercial NED roles have included the FTSE 250 companies WSP and Holidaybreak, where he was also chairman of the Remuneration Committees. He was also chairman of Traidcraft and NED of the Client Board for ING Real Estate Investment Management (now CBRE Global Investors).

Christopher’s corporate career included being group human resources director at Exel (now DHL), the international logistics company, and HR roles with General Utilities, BET, Unisys, Nestle and Unilever.

He has an MA in PPE from Oxford, and a BA in Theology.

All senior associates are members of our Independent Review Service team.


Our Services and Solutions

Verita Consultancy Limited is a leading independent serious investigations consultancy for regulated organisations. Based in London and Leeds we specialise in carrying out objective investigations of complex and often sensitive issues in a thorough and progressive manner.

We provide organisations with specialist support and advise them on challenging operational and strategic issues in order to help them evolve and improve. At Verita, we are known for our thoroughness and commitment to producing evidence-based reports and advice that not only withstand rigorous challenge but provide insight and a clear path to resolution or improvement.

Our approach is measured, appropriate and acutely focused on finding solutions. Our approach saves our clients time and money by getting it right the first time.


Areas that we cover include:

Serious incidents

Compliance concerns

Complaint handling

Governance issues

Reviews and inquiries



Quality assessment

Consultancy services

Diagnostic tools

Independent review service

Root cause analysis training