Chris was, until retirement, a Chartered Building Surveyor and Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ( FRICS ). He joined Ridge and Partners, Property and Construction Consultants, in 1984 and became an Equity Partner in 1988. He headed up Building Surveying in the Reading Office before becoming Office Managing Partner in 2001.  He spent his entire career working in multidisciplinary offices and developed a very wide and diverse range of experience.  He was a very active member of the RICS and was local Branch Chairman as well as a member of the Divisional Executive and Faculty Board. He developed a keen interest in the Professional Training and development of Graduate Building Surveyors and was External Examiner on a number of undergraduate and post graduate surveying courses.