Chris West Expand Chris is a public service professional, and a qualified accountant (CIPFA), with over 32 years’ service in local Government. He was Director of Resources/Finance for Coventry City Council from 2007 to 2017. Prior to that he spent 9 years as Assistant Director of Education, for 2 of which he was also Acting Director of Education. Since leaving local government in 2017, Chris works as a self-employed consultant and a non-executive director in roles across the public, private and voluntary sector. His focus and drive are working to improve the quality of life for our citizens and communities.