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 Sarasin Climate Active Board, managing funds on behalf of UK based charities. He stepped down in March 2023 from Power to Change, a charity focused on supporting community businesses and in December 2023 from being an independent NED of OCS, the global 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 plc and the DHL Foundation.

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.

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Independent Investigations

Workplace Investigations

Complaints Resolution

Governance issues

MHPS Investigations

Benchmarking Services

Whistleblowing Services

Healthcare Due Diligence

Management Consultancy Services

Serious Incident Investigation Reports

Independent investigations

Incident Investigation Training Courses