Chris Wright

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Chris Wright

Board Member

About Chris

Chris Wright is Chief Executive of Catch22, the social business driving public service reform. He leads the team of 1,800 staff and volunteers that supports over 60,000 people nationally.

With 30 years' experience across the social care and criminal justice systems, his background spans practice (Chris originally trained as a social worker and probation officer, establishing Nottingham’s first multi-agency Youth Offending Team) and policy (as Head of Performance at the Youth Justice Board).

Chris has long advocated the need for radical reform of a wide range of public services. Under his leadership, Catch22 has not only delivered significant frontline impact, but has grown its work supporting others to transform their services; from advising government behind closed doors through to supporting and investing in big ideas and small delivery charities.

Chris is the Chair of Catalyst Choices CIC. Alongside his involvement in Catch22 led enterprises, he is also a Director of We are Juno CICI, Juno Support Services Limited and Capacity LLP. He is a 2018 Grant Thornton 'Face of a Vibrant Economy,' a Fellow of the British Exploring Society, a trustee of Community Links, a trustee of Unlocked Graduate and a trustee of The Lighthouse CIO. He is also a visiting lecturer at Baynes Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness.