On Purpose

“I believe it is all about collaboration, creating relationships and partnerships. As an Associate, I have been lucky to see this from both the investor and investee viewpoint”

Chris Blues

Before joining On Purpose, Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAS) with Ernst & Young. Working with a range of companies across the financial services sector he initially specialised in providing performance improvement, audit and tax advisory services. Most recently he has been progressing Ernst and Young’s youth employability programmes having been seconded to its corporate social responsibility department. Chris has experience in creating social enterprises in Eastern Africa to support the local community by establishing microfinance and credit unions, community training centres and coordinating the protection of water sources. He is a Shelterbox Response Team member. He holds a BSc in Geography from the University of Bristol and is a published author in the Biogeosciences journal.

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Chris is an engaging, strategic and progressive thinker. He values that understanding the context of a problem is essential.

Caroline Mason CBE, CEO, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation