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Director, Financial Capacity

Chris is Director of Financial Capability at the Financial Services Authority. He was previously Chief Executive of One Parent Families/Gingerbread.  He was previously MP for Gravesham and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Work and Pensions, Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Treasury and was a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee.

Before entering Parliament, Chris was Director of the Low Pay Unit and Chair or trustee of a number of voluntary organisations in the social policy field.  He now chairs Capacitybuilders, a funding agency for the Third Sector responsible to the Cabinet Office.