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Chris Brindley


Former MD of Metro Bank & Business Speaker.

After Executive roles in the UK with NatWest, British Gas and Metro Bank, Chris Brindley now has a portfolio of Non Executive Director (NED) and Chair roles in Business and Sport. He also is a global keynote speaker and Executive Coach. He is Chair of the Rugby League World Cup 2021, Senior NED at the Rugby Football League, (RFL) a Board member of  SuperLeague, Senior NED of the Manchester Football Association, NED at Equilibrium LLP and Chair of the Sporting House Group.

From an Executive coaching perspective, Chris Brinkley is the Leadership and Business Coach at Metro Bank, Switch the Play, Athlete Inspired Programme and Goodson Thomas. Chris has coached Executives from companies such as Heineken, Muller, Telent and Halfords. Chris is also a Business Mentor for the Premier League, Elite Academy Managers Programme.

Chris Brindley is not a theorist, but a skilled and experienced practitioner. He is a leading authority on Performance Management, Strategy, Customer Experience and Employee Engagement; particularly within organisations where change is a feature.

His strengths include building high performing teams, enhancing productivity through employee engagement and situational leadership. Chris leads on the subject of Leadership and People on the ‘Becoming a CEO in a Sporting Organisation” which has been created by VSI Executive Education, for whom Chris also delivers for on the Salford University Masters Degree programme for Sporting Directors

He has also worked extensively with academics from leading business schools as well as executives, managers and team leaders within global PLCs. Chris is passionate about creating a long term sustainable performance culture that will continue long after he has completed his work.

His accolades include Britain’s Best Boss, Most Outstanding Workplace at the National Business Awards; Sales & Marketing Director of the Year (3 consecutive years), and in 2017 was awarded United Kingdom, Non Executive Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors.

Chris Brindley has spoken in the UK, Europe, Africa and Australia on topics including Change Management, Culture, Building High Performing Teams, Customer Experience and Coaching.

In June 2018, Chris was awarded an MBE for his services to sport.


Chris Brindley is very much in demand as a keynote speaker and talks on subjects such as –

• Consumer Behaviour,
• Customer Service,
• Strategy,
• Talent Development

During the time of lockdown it is still possible to help your furloughed staff with personal development and Chris Brindley has spoken at a number of online events helping clients with their development and preparations for what lies ahead when lockdown does ease.




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He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

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Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.