Meet Our New Group Director of Risk and Legal Compliance!

Published on 22nd October 2020
Chris Harrell, Avonside's Group Director of Risk and Legal Compliance

Following recent key changes to our Board line-up to aid our business growth plans, Avonside Group is pleased to further strengthen our Senior Team with the welcome addition of Chris Harrell.

Avonside Group has appointed Chris as our Group Director of Risk and Legal Compliance, bringing unrivalled compliance skills and knowledge to the role and guaranteeing that we continue to operate to the highest standards within these areas.

Of the appointment, Avonside Group CEO, Eddie Stanton said:

‘I am delighted to be able to announce Chris’ new position within the Group. Since his arrival at Avonside, he has completely professionalised our approach to Risk Management and the Commercial Contracts area and has been instrumental in bringing greater clarity to our approach. Many of our clients have expressed their appreciation of this way of working.’

He continued:

‘Chris has huge experience within the sector and has consistently operated at Senior Levels. We have both recently been discussing how the Group can further leverage his experience across a number of areas, and the new role will allow us to fully exploit these opportunities.’

Chris’s appointment comes after our former Group Commercial Director, Simon Smith, recently took on the role of Group Procurement Director, while our previous Regional Operations Director for the Eastern Region, Chris Firth, was appointed to Group Commercial Director, and Adam Pearson joined the Board as Regional Operations Director for the Western Region.