Chris is a serial social entrepreneur who works to bring new concepts of social change into being. He is an expert in global mental health implementation. His organization, BasicNeeds, delivers a holistic model for mental health and development in 12 countries. Recognized as a significant innovation in community mental healthcare delivery, the Model weaves medical, social, economic and personal aspects into one successful programme and has benefited more than 650,000 people. Chris is the Chair of the International Centre on Social Franchising, a Global Director of Leaders Quest and the Chair of Carers Worldwide. He is a Senior Fellow with the Ashoka Fellowship, a recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and was selected as a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur for 2014. In 2000 Chris received an MBE from the Queen for his services to disability and development.